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iMac 5K vs Mac Pro: Focus Stack (Helicon Focus)

Last updated 2014-11-04 - Send Feedback
Related: Macs, 4K and 5K, Mac Pro, iMac, iMac 5K, focus, Mac

iMac 5K 4.0 GHz, 32GB, 1TB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5 -versus-
2013 Mac Pro 3.3 GHz 8-core, 64GB, 1TB SSD, D700

The two machines tested here are the fastest possible models for this type of work (as of late 2014).

Helicon Focus (focus stacking)

This is a CPU intensive test. The iMac is not as fast, but it’s an impressive showing given that 8-cores of the Mac Pro.

Helicon Focus (image stacking)
iMac 5K 4 GHz Radeon M295X vs 2013 Mac Pro 3.3 GHz 8-core D700
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