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Old 05-19-2019, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: 2019.5 Ultimate on a Mac Pro 5,1

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Originally Posted by bartosz idzi View Post
Yeah, the cooling system was not designed for dual 130 WATT processors, for sure.

But your Mac has single cpu socket only? If so, I'd go for the more powerful cpu. The single heatsink is bigger, and you only have 130W to dissipate (as compared to 260W when dual cpu's are used) On 5,1 (i have modified 4,1) is easier to install, chips are cheaper because you do not have to de-lid, and you can always exchange for the lower, even cheaper chip if you find the heat/noise too much.
This should buy you some headroom. There is significant difference with cpu headroom between a 2,4 ghz cpu and 3,46-3,70 (turbo speed) one.


re: 2019.5, i found it much better cpu-wise than 2018.12, under Sierra 10.12.6. I was already pretty happy with 2018.12, but now it seems as finally some optimizations have been done on a very old engine of PT. I can now use very low buffers for playback and it does not affect cpu consumption much. Pretty weird actually ;-) So i can recommend that config.

My GPU is RX 560, as i did not need more powerful 580 (which again, has more TDP than 560 (its about 75W vs 150W) - so, more heat, again) and it's super smooth on both Sierra and Mojave. So you may consider that. The main difference for us sound people is that with 560 you can use only 3 monitors vs more with 580 (is it 5? 6? )
Its in my sig, it's a 12 core which is 2 x 6 cores.

I found the main culprit which I have no idea how I am going to get around other than hoping the RX 580 will address, of not then going to a CPU with 3.46 and 6 x 8GB ram sticks (already found someone in LA who installs the CPU WAY cheaper than OWC, of course with a trade in of mine)...

It's INSIGHT 2 (5.1) plug-in

The moment I took it off one of my monitors (still have the plug active though) I stopped getting the -9173.

This is a HUGE conundrum, since of course I need that running for levels and specs and if I freeze the tracks that have the most pugs, I won't be able to play with levels

So while 2018.12 was solid with this on the lower right screen minimized enough to just see the levels and #s. but I haven't not merged my Foley, Music, ADR sessions which would put me higher than 256 voices, which is the reason I even bothered getting the reinstatement plan easier this year when I heard about the extra 128 tracks announced at NAMM.

All that wait, fixes, coding, etc to give us 384 only to find out it can't be efficiently utilized.

I have the RX coming arriving in a few days. So will run the session for a whole day on it to see how much if any difference it makes:


https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-amd...EozZGxz70Wmlh8
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