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2018 Mac mini, do I need more ram?
 

2018 Mac mini, do I need more ram?  

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ekkim
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Hey everyone,

A quick question... We’re working with 4K raw content with a 2018 Mac mini, 3.6GHz 6-core i7, 1TB, 32GB ram and a Vega 64.

We went with the mini while we wait to see what the new Mac Pro may bring...

Please could someone help us understand if we would benefit significantly in editing, rendering, exporting by upgrading to 64GB? This option wasn’t available by 3rd parties when we bought our Mac and we didn’t want to pay Apple’s ram prices...

We’re using Premier Pro and FCPX 🙂

Attached is a screenshot from yesterday’s export.

Thank you in advance for any help 🙂

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mac_editor
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I think RAM usually helps for real-time editing and timeline performance. Export is more compute-business. I am no expert though.

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