PC or Mac? (for Davinci Resolve)

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PC or Mac? (for Davinci Resolve)

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 am

Hi, I would like to know what type of computer (PC vs Mac) I should choose. I am going to buy the new computer for 2000-2500 USD. I am also going to buy Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. So I would like to edit, colorgrade, export 4K footage in RAW and ProRes. I am going to use Davinci Resolve. Can Anybody help me? What computer will be faster (better) in Davinci Resolve for 2000-2500 USD? Mac or PC? Thanks!

Carsten Sellberg

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Re: PC or Mac? (for Davinci Resolve)

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 6:47 pm


I don't think you can buy a Mac desktop for your budget. So I will suggest a PC Desktop.

On page 18 in the DaVinci Resolve 15 Configuration Guide is a AMD Threadripper system been recommended. Today they come with 12 core 24 threads or 16 core 32 threads CPU's and in mid august are the next generation 24 core 48 threads or 32 core 64 threads CPU's expected.

http://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/D ... _Guide.pdf

For 4K look at a GPU from nVidea with 8-12 GB VRam.

Regards Carsten.
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