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Old 05-20-2019, 08:15 AM
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Default Re: 2019.5 Ultimate on a Mac Pro 5,1

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Originally Posted by K Roche View Post
I am merely computer functional not super savvy, so I
am considering this graphics card and 2 into 1 power connector (bottom under Frequently bought together)) https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11265-05-20G-Backplate-Graphics-Graphic/dp/B06ZZ6FMF8 and since I have an late 2010 Apple Cinema Display I am getting the adaptor connector also in the Frequently bought together....

Couple quick questions
As per my system below I have the original Apple stock Graphics card in the bottom slot (#1) then the Avid HD Native PCIe card in the next slot up #2 then the Samsung SSD PCIe in #3 So will the Sapphire 580 fit in the bottom #1 slot ?

And I have read there will be no Apple logo boot up screen with the 580 is that correct ?

Also I do some occasional video editing in Apple Final Cut Pro X and currently with the stock graphics card and storing the files on the original spinner Hard drive disk the rendering can at times be a bit slow.
Do you know if the 580 will speed things up ? and or would I have to upgrade the HDD with an SSD into the HDD bay to notice any significant improvement in render time ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by K Roche View Post
I am merely computer functional not super savvy, so I
am considering this graphics card and 2 into 1 power connector (bottom under Frequently bought together)) https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11265-05-20G-Backplate-Graphics-Graphic/dp/B06ZZ6FMF8 and since I have an late 2010 Apple Cinema Display I am getting the adaptor connector also in the Frequently bought together....

Couple quick questions
As per my system below I have the original Apple stock Graphics card in the bottom slot (#1) then the Avid HD Native PCIe card in the next slot up #2 then the Samsung SSD PCIe in #3 So will the Sapphire 580 fit in the bottom #1 slot ?

And I have read there will be no Apple logo boot up screen with the 580 is that correct ?

Also I do some occasional video editing in Apple Final Cut Pro X and currently with the stock graphics card and storing the files on the original spinner Hard drive disk the rendering can at times be a bit slow.
Do you know if the 580 will speed things up ? and or would I have to upgrade the HDD with an SSD into the HDD bay to notice any significant improvement in render time ?
It it the right card. 580 pulse. It is a fat 2 slot card. I have 580 pulse in slot 1. Then a pcie ssd card in slot 2. It barely clears. If I put the hdx card in slot 2 I don't think it would clear. Or I need to put a small rubber washer to keep cards straight if the fan cases bump. That's what some people do I read on mac forums. They put a small rubber washer on 580 and the next pcie card if it is tight. Bit of a fudge. But the pulse 580 is on the list of cards apple approves for use for Mojave i believe. I'm pretty sure the power cable is the right one. I'm not positive the power coming off the mac pro off hand.

I do think it helps renders. But don't quote me. I think final.cut uses the GPU for it as well as CPU.

No boot up screen. Sometimes it gets stuck. And I have to power off with button on mac pro and restart. Then it starts. Only thing I don't like about this setup. No boot screen.



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