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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 6:07 AM

    Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    Hello!

    We are upgrading our current system: MacPro (mid2010)/8-core/ATI Radeon HD 5770. I'm recommending more RAM and new GPU. I was looking at Avid's document but there's very limited GPU choices on the list. What would you recommend?

    - Do I even need to? I mean the stock ATI is working fine with editing and some AfterEffects
    - If I do, WHAT would you recommend (mid-range/budget)?

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 7:12 AM In reply to

    • Mondo
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    Re: Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    Ervz Tia (Tikboy):
    Do I even need to? I mean the stock ATI is working fine with editing and some AfterEffects
    - If I do, WHAT would you recommend (mid-range/budget)?

    THe 5770 is OK - it's a budget card and it won't be doing a lot of the heavy lifting for you. You'd certainly notice an improvement with the cuda cores on an NVidia GTX 760 or 960 (the "60" series is generally a good option ofr a budget build) with a decent amount of VRAM (provided they have a Mac driver for your OS) , but I think your MAc would only be specced PCIE-Rev 2 and most modern cards are Rev 3. They'll work but probably not optimally as Rev 3 nearly doubled the bandwidth per lane.

    So its pretty much a suck it and see scenario. They'll certainly work better and your Adobe apps will definitely take advantge of the increased processing power. See if anyone chimes in with practical experience on your MacPro model.

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 8:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    Thanks Mondo!

    How about the Nvidia GTX 580 3 GB? >> macvidcards.com/store/p17/Nvidia_GTX_580

    Have you tried buying from them? >> macvidcards.com/

     

     

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 12:17 PM In reply to

    • Tiger_XP
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    Re: Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    Ervz Tia (Tikboy):

    How about the Nvidia GTX 580 3 GB? >> macvidcards.com/store/p17/Nvidia_GTX_580

    Have you tried buying from them? >> macvidcards.com/

     

     Go here ( http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1) to read some of his posts and others pertaing to GPU's. He is a GPU Guru for sure!

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 12:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    Hello Ervz Tia (Tikboy),

    About a six months ago I also was looking to update my Mac Pro with more RAM and a better video card. I have replaced the original video card (ATI 4870) that came with my Mac Pro 4.1 (early 2009) with a EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition. Never had any problems with it.

    EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

    Greetings,

    Ivan

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 8:07 PM In reply to

    • Isaac T.
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    Re: Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    +1 for the GTX 680:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/EVGA/02GP43682/

    OWC might still have a rebate for turning your old video card.

    Also, Avid won't benefit as much from the GPU as Adobe apps. I have one, night and day difference with After Effects.

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  • Mon, Feb 16 2015 5:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Recommended GPU For Avid & Adobe

    Awesome! I'm looking at it. We're planning to transfer the HD5770 to another older MacPro.

    Macvids have it cheaper>> GTX680

     

     

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