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Jeff Hammond
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new mac pro

Post by Jeff Hammond » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:51 pm

what type of performance can we expect using the current version of indigo with the new mac pro's dual gpus? for indigo alone, would it be worth buying the (amd) d700s over the d300s?

then down the road a bit, is it unreasonable to expect the program to be able to utilize more of the gpu's potential power beyond the current gpgpu implementation?

thanks for any insight.

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Re: new mac pro

Post by OnoSendai » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:41 am

Hi Jeff,
Currently I think the D300s should be fine.
But in the future (somewhat near future if you want to use Indigo betas), theD700s could provide a major boost in rendering power.

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Re: new mac pro

Post by Jeff Hammond » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:36 pm

great. thanks Ono.

(fwiw, i plan on the 6core/d500 configuration.. i was just curious which is why i posed the question in the d300 vs d700 manor)

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Re: new mac pro

Post by Jeff Hammond » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:20 am

meh.. ended up ordering the 6core/ d700s afterall :)

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Re: new mac pro

Post by Oscar J » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:43 am

Sweet man! Seems like a lovely machine.

Also I think you did a clever choice choosing the best graphics, considering that the graphics cards seem to be the only parts that won't be upgradeable.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Mac+Pro+ ... down/20778
http://blog.macsales.com/22188-owc-conf ... pgradeable

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