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Joseph Murray
GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 27, 2013 at 3:55:04 am

I'm using the flashed 285/120 card combo for Resolve but FCP X is practically unusable with these cards...stuttering, freezes, etc. Is there a newer card that will handle both programs or do I need to go back to cutting on FCP7? Thanks J

Joe Murray
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Int'l Cinematographers Guild -Director of Photography
http://www.nativesonsfilms.com



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jake blackstone
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 27, 2013 at 4:23:35 am

Before launching FCPX unplug your GUI cable from GT120 and plug it into GTX285. When you want to go back to Resolve, reverse the operation. No computer restart required.


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Sascha Haber
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 27, 2013 at 6:50:24 am

There is no mini display port you could plug something in.
The solution is called EVGA 680 Mac

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Laco Gaal
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 27, 2013 at 7:21:20 am

Have you bought it? I've ordered it through ebay, but it was a fraud so I'll have to find another seller in EU


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jake blackstone
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 27, 2013 at 3:33:46 pm

It's called a mini display to DVI adaptor, if you need to connect two displays.
A slice of color...


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Sascha Haber
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 27, 2013 at 4:53:56 pm

If you want to connect an Apple 27" display which has only a mDP you need an external box and it will probably not work in full res anyway.
At least that was my dilemma .

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jake blackstone
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 28, 2013 at 10:57:39 pm

Well, that wasn't the dilemma of the original poster:-)
His problem was using GT120 for the GPU processing with FCPX. I just suggested the simplest fix without resorting to a major card replacement.


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Joseph Murray
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 28, 2013 at 11:59:27 pm

thanks all for the suggestions.. I'll wait until the next Macpro and see what card that ships with and if Apple has a solution. If not, maybe go back to FCP7 or Avid. In the meantime I'll try swapping the monitor cables J

Joe Murray
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Int'l Cinematographers Guild -Director of Photography
http://www.nativesonsfilms.com



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jake blackstone
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 29, 2013 at 2:20:54 am

No need to wait. Macs right now support all modern GPUs without modification right out of the box, provided you run OS 10.8. There is even support for new Titan cards in upcoming 10.8.4.
Just get a single GTX 680 and your dilemma solved. No need to re-plug cables and Resolve will thank you. No need for second GPU and you get another slot free!
Win all around.


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Joseph Murray
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:42:32 pm

Thanks for the reply..

okay a duh moment for me here. I opened up m 12 core and even though the systems report is that the card driving the displays is a GT120 the card itself says GeForce 9500 on it. It resides in the top slot.

Also the main card is a GTX480 MP, not a GTX 285; that resides in the bottom slot; there is an Intensity pro card in slot2 and an Esata card in slot 3

Jake will I still see an improvement by switching over to the GTX 680 card you recommend? 680 is a Cuda card and FCP needs open CL correct?

What about a 5870?

How will the 680 affect After Effects and Photoshop?

Thanks again..

Joe Murray
Directors Guild Of America-Director
Int'l Cinematographers Guild -Director of Photography
http://www.nativesonsfilms.com



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jake blackstone
Re: GTX 285 GT120 card for Resolve and FCP X
on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:15:57 pm

Any program, that requires CUDA will see great increase in speed. That includes PP, FCPX, Resolve, Avid 6, Smoke etc. FCP 7 doesn't utilize CUDA, so it doesn't matter as much. In the absence of CUDA capable card (only nVdia card) system will utilize Open CL(ATI card), which is not nearly as good.
Your bottom card should be CUDA GPU, the second slot up is a GUI card. You should consult Resolve installation manual. If you just use a single GTX 570 or 680, then no second card is necessary.


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