I support a company who’s designer produces large SketchUp 3D models. Their current 2019 iMac (non-pro) i5 with 32GB of RAM is proving to be inadequate… it gets slow when editing and takes a very long time to render.
They bought this iMac themselves without consulting me - they have now asked me to spec-up a suitable machine - has to be Apple Mac.
Looking at this page: https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/system-requirements
I see the recommended CPU & memory is: 2.1+ GHz processor & 8GB RAM, so I’m suprised the iMac didn’t cope better.
The budget for the new machine is upto £10k (about $12,580) including a colour accurate monitor (most likely 3rd party monitor so more of the budget can go increasing CPU / RAM / GPU specs).
I’d be very grateful for people’s input on what order of importance the below items are for smooth operation whilst editing & good rendering times:
- System memory
- Graphics card spec / graphics memory
Is an iMac Pro an option or should I be looking at a Mac Pro?
I appreciate £10k is not a “big budget” in the grand scheme of what you can spend!
Thank in advance everyone!
PS: Just out of interest, does Sketchup support / benefit considerably from the Apple Afterburner card?