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Old 06-27-2019, 01:11 AM
czarnekci czarnekci is offline
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I was wondering what do you think about the GPU....does the rx580 is good enough for protools users or should we invest in their MPX thing? I’ve got a 2010 mac pro with a rx580 connected to 2 4k monitors and one HD monitor for flux pure analyzer...sometimes I have the feeling it takes a lot of ressources, but I’m not sure if it’s because of the 3rd party gpu or the power needed for protools (and flux)
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:00 AM
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I was wondering what do you think about the GPU....does the rx580 is good enough for protools users or should we invest in their MPX thing? I’ve got a 2010 mac pro with a rx580 connected to 2 4k monitors and one HD monitor for flux pure analyzer...sometimes I have the feeling it takes a lot of ressources, but I’m not sure if it’s because of the 3rd party gpu or the power needed for protools (and flux)
This is a question I'd like to know the answer to, too. I have a 2010 Mac Pro with a RX480, driving a single 4K60 monitor and Pro Tools is quite laggy (although very crisp). In particularly, plugins that have a large UI such as SoundToys Effect Rack take a while to appear.

As far as the new Mac Pro is concerned, the RX580 would be preferable as it's presumably quite a bit cheaper and also only takes one PCIe slot.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:55 AM
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This is a question I'd like to know the answer to, too. I have a 2010 Mac Pro with a RX480, driving a single 4K60 monitor and Pro Tools is quite laggy (although very crisp). In particularly, plugins that have a large UI such as SoundToys Effect Rack take a while to appear.

As far as the new Mac Pro is concerned, the RX580 would be preferable as it's presumably quite a bit cheaper and also only takes one PCIe slot.
Also running at 4k60 here and PT 2019.5 is STILL horribly laggy unless I run it in low resolution - which looks very nasty and is hard to read.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:58 AM
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On the positive side 2019.5 at 4K doesn’t seem to kill the CPU like previous versions (or is that upgrading to Mojave, I can’t say).
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:29 AM
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These machines are made for lease and not permanent ownership in my opinion.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:54 AM
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Certainly you can't have Avid qualify it, but I have 7980xe (18 core) hacks I've built that cost about 3k each with a 2tb m.2. They comfortably overclock to 4.5g and are monster machines for audio due to all cores at 4.5g. I have two machines now in use (multiop) around 100+ hours a week and they run really well, with TB and all.

Not for everyone for sure, but I don't think the price argument here is a very good one. That all said, I'm happy with my hacks for now, but I'm also glad to see apple make a computer that I would consider buying in the future. I will be interested to see if they will be able to update this.

My concern is that when more core's isn't going to be the best bet for audio, Intel's HEDT form factor will probably always be the best choice for audio, and it doesn't look like Apple plans to use it at all.


Can you post a link to your specs? Thanks


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