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Which is the better Wirecast Mac? (Processing vs. graphics)

Curious which apple macbook pro would be the better laptop for wirecast: 2018 15" 6-core 2.9ghz i9 with 560x 4GB graphics? or 2018 15" 6-core 2.6ghz i7 with Vega 20 4GB? both would have 32GB RAM. with my current 2017 4-core 3.1ghz i7 16GB, when streaming AND recording to disk, the machine gets hot and sometimes glitchy. curious if more processor or more graphics would help (can't afford both!), thanks for any insight!

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Generally, the CPU is more important than the GPU but it's always possible we may add more GPU support in the future. 

    Keep in mind that the i9 CPUs have been known to be throttled due to heat though so I'm not sure if there's an advantage over an i7.

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    • RA HANNA
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    • 3 yrs ago
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    CraigS If you had to pick One Craig.What would it be.. Im currently looking to buy a new macbok pro.. Or a @018 beefed up Imac..  Not Pro though.. Thank you!

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 3 yrs ago
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    RA HANNA New iMac with i9 processor. They don't seem to have the heat throttling issues that the MBP has with the i9.

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    • CraigS I realize I'm resurfacing a very old thread here, but I'm curious about the heat throttling you mention. I wonder if that's part of my issue. I run into performance issues with the latest greatest 16 inch Macbook pro. Primarily, it sounds like it's about to take off, and CPU usage accelerates pretty quickly. I can do a single cam stream to facebook live and it hits like 40 percent CPU usage with recording. I can't iso record, or everything falls apart. Thoughts? 

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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Matt DeWolf 

      Matt DeWolf said:
      Primarily, it sounds like it's about to take off, and CPU usage accelerates pretty quickly.

       That certainly sounds like a fans/heat issue common to MBP, especially with i9 CPUs. If you want to monitor such things I've personally found IStatsMenus to be useful. 
      They include a detailed component heat list. It won't solve the problem but it will let you know what's happening regarding heat and fan use.
       

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