Live playback performance was on average twice as good on PC while rendering and exporting was 40-50% better.
After going through all the data from our live playback, render in to out, and export benchmarks, we feel that the most fair and valid comparison between the iMac/Mac Pro and one of our PC workstations is done using OpenCL on the Mac systems rather than Metal. Metal was faster with non-RED media for exporting and rendering, but was significantly worse across the board for live playback. Since live playback is where users typically want the best performance, sticking with OpenCL is likely the best choice for the majority of Mac users.
Looking at the results from an average standpoint, compared to the $7,400 iMac Pro 10-core we saw roughly a 35-45% performance gain with a slightly less expensive $7,200 PC workstation. Surprisingly, the $8,200 iMac Pro 14-core wasn't much faster than the 10-core version, only increasing performance by about 5% for an extra $800. If you are currently on a Mac Pro (or for some reason thinking about buying one), the performance difference between Mac and PC is quite a bit larger. Live playback performance was on average twice as good on PC while rendering and exporting was 40-50% better.
Keep in mind that the pricing we are using for our PC workstation includes ~$1,000 for a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. If you already have any of those, the price/performance advantage of a PC workstation will be even larger. If you are interested in reading more about the performance of a PC workstation over a Mac system, we have a number of articles you may be interested in that compare Mac to PC in a range of applications. We also encourage you to check out our Recommended Workstations for Premiere Pro and if you have any questions or concerns about making the move to PC, we encourage you to contact us!
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