Retina MacBook Pro 13'' vs 15'' for Aperture?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
noirdesir Forum Pro • Posts: 13,495
Re: Retina MacBook Pro 13'' vs 15'' for Aperture?

Stakka Matt wrote:

Many thanks for these points - all very valid. It's too bad we have to chose between Pro-level performance and small size. Question is still whether the 13'' rMBP will be fast enough for Aperture with 10,000-photo libraries and mainly large jpegs. It probably will, but I'll wait for some real-world tests.

It will be fast enough, I've run Aperture on a 2009 13" MBP (with a 9400M) and it ran perfectly fine 95% of time. Very occasionally on a 24" monitor I could notice a bit of a lag. Now, with my 2012 13" MBP things are much faster CPU-wise but also noticeably in the graphic department.

But what really gave Aperture an extra boost was to get a 500 GB SSD and put my library on it.

Of course, quad-core will be usefull during importing and exporting when raw CPU power counts but for most other tasks, the CPU and GPU power of the 2012 Ivy Bridge + HD4000 computers is absolutely fine in Aperture.

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