“The Architosh Professional Workstation Survey study commenced in the fall of 2014, collecting survey data until the end of the year and conducting specific interviews with survey participants,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo reports for Architosh. “The goals of the survey center on understanding how well Apple’s Mac desktop computers (principally the iMac and Mac Pros) meet the needs of pro users in various CAD and 3D industries, from Architecture to Science and Medicine.”
“Apple needs to engineer a dual-CPU option for the Mac Pro. The evidence is clear in our data, Mac professionals, particularly in the 3D/VFX and Film industries, desire and need systems with 24 to 32 or more cores,” Frausto-Robledo reports. “You cannot build systems to compete with Windows workstation makers if you don’t put in dual CPU capabilities… Nearly 50 percent wish or need 24 cores or more in their next Mac pro desktop.”
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