Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

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chrisb
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby chrisb » Thu May 07, 2020 9:24 am

Jee-Bee wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 9:15 am

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  Model Name:	MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier:	MacBookPro16,1
  Processor Name:	6-Core Intel Core i7
  Processor Speed:	2,6 GHz
  Number of Processors:	1
  Total Number of Cores:	6
  L2 Cache (per Core):	256 KB
  L3 Cache:	12 MB
  Hyper-Threading Technology:	Enabled
  Memory:	16 GB
FreeCAD runs for me(at least now). I didn't find any problems but is is a short test. but I'm unable to compare to a recent machine since my former Mac book was from 2008.
And it runs FreeCAD? I couldn't find it in the list, but who cares, if it works?
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby Jee-Bee » Thu May 07, 2020 10:11 am

yes it runs but also the stupid way of opening and some complaints about unsomething developers
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby chrisb » Thu May 07, 2020 10:15 am

Thanks!
And the GUI is smooth? I ask because the Rhino-people seem to have serious problems with smooth movements.
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby Jee-Bee » Thu May 07, 2020 11:38 am

for the short test yes. but i didn't load big models in yet. but than in my case it is much faster as my former one...
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby Jee-Bee » Sat May 09, 2020 3:29 pm

chrisb wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:15 am
just ping
maybe something to think about... https://cdm.link/2020/05/apple-sticker- ... tion-page/
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby chrisb » Sat May 09, 2020 4:46 pm

Thanks for the link. If i comes to a Linux machine the game gets much more complicated due to the overwhelming choice. :?
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby Jee-Bee » Sat May 09, 2020 6:38 pm

For me personal is music (ableton mostly) the main reason to buy a mac again... But trough the 64bit only strategy of Catalina i'm less sure if i re do it if i did know it on front!!
A lot of music apps (mainly from my synts) don't work anymore. Running wine and windows applications isn't a option yet...(https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=32590) so.
specially this link is interesting: https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs ... atalinayet and https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs ... ossover-19
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby chrisb » Sat May 09, 2020 7:17 pm

I have Parallels on my Mac and it runs pretty good. Haven't tried sound though.
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Re: Which processor for FreeCAD i7 6 core vs. i9 8 core

Postby Jee-Bee » Sun May 10, 2020 8:04 am

parallels is a virtual machine(just like virtual box). Wine / crossover are applications that is able to run windows applications on native OSX / linux

Edit: This thread makes me doubting and rethinking all over again :?