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  • Wed, Dec 9 2020 5:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Graphic Card Advantages

    It's OK I'll bail out of the topic. Only trying to help but I don't think I'm contributing. 

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  • Wed, Dec 9 2020 5:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Graphic Card Advantages


    The whole point of the readme's are for the users to make informed decisions when choosing hardware or upgrade their software. In the larger part of Avid's product portofolio, from MC, ISIS, Nexis, Airspeeds, Interplay etc... these have always been of great value. But detailed use of the GPU in MC was and remains outside of the documentation.

    Your pragmatic approach is not just valid, I believe most users, from the home user to broadcaster/production house (and us resellers) uses the same approach when choosing GPU. What other option is there if the info in the readme goes as far as 'good','better','best', etc...

    All I'm saying is that Avid could and should do better and provide more info imho.

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  • Wed, Dec 9 2020 5:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Graphic Card Advantages

    OK then like Pat, I'm out of here. It's simpler to me - read the specs, buy the gear accordingly.

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  • Thu, Dec 10 2020 4:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: Graphic Card Advantages

    I went "off the range" and replaced my Quadro M4000 with a Nvidia RTX2060 Super and it works fine even though it's not officially supported. I was going to spend silly money on a Quadro and after seeing the Pudget Systems are filled with these RTX20XX and now RTX30XX systems that they must be OK. I had an unofficial, off-the-record, endorsement by one of the key Avid people as well.

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