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Sascha Haber
Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 10:01:54 am

Hi guys,

my first post in this part of the forum , and I am little puzzled.

So far I only had the pleasure setting up Mac systems, now I am dealing with a PC and its the usual horror .
The thing is, this system is supposed to be really really good.
Its a GlobalStor with plenty of PSU power, 24 disks two Areca controllers and a Quadro6000 with SDI.
Its our Scratch workstation and so far its running fine.
So we bought a Quadro 600 for the main display.
I put that and use the Quadro6000 as GPU....bummer....the results are like using a Quadro4000
On CUDA Z I am getting around 1050 Gflops...as it should be.
So i now got a GTX 580 from Gainward with 3 gig to test that.
Same story .. Candle test gives me 5 !! nodes before the speed drops.
Thats 2 nodes more than the 6000 and less than I have on my Mac with 120/470 cards.

So a question for the people using cross platform systems.
What to expect ?
I can clearly see the 580 is like 60% faster than the Quadro6000 , in spite of it being mentioned the other way round in the config guide.

But still the performance is far from being usable in a feature production.
Could the Quadro 600 be the problem ?
We are thinking Cubix already, but first I would like to get to comparable results using on board possibilities.
So if anyone made a test with the same can in Mac AND Windows, please share.

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 10:42:16 am

Could you post the standard candle test again? been searching for that... This morning I posted a benchmark request, also in this forum. Maybe you would like to participate?

Thanks

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Sascha Haber
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:28:27 am

Sure, no problem.

https://www.yousendit.com/download/QlVoWWVpVnNCMTZwSHNUQw

You dont even need to replace the footage.
Just press play, look at the numbers, press stop, change to a higher version, press play...and so on.

Here my numbers from the Mac Systems I was probing and the PC I have issues with right now.

Mac_OSX_____Q4000-only_____285/120_____470/120_____2xQ4000-Cubix4/120
PC_WIN_7____Q600/Q6000____Q600/GTX580________________________________


V1_2 nodes_:_____23__________24__________24__________24 fps
V2_4 nodes_:_____14__________24__________24__________24 fps
V3_6 nodes_:_____10__________17__________22__________24 fps
V4_12_nodes:______5___________9__________11__________12 fps
V5_NR_4/30_:_____15__________24__________24__________24 fps
V6_NR_3/30_:_____10__________14__________23__________24 fps
V7 NR 2/30_:______5___________7__________11__________12 fps
V8 NR 1/30_:______1___________2___________3___________4 fps

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:07:08 pm

Thanks for the post. Unfortunately I think I will not be able to run the test with Resolve Lite right?

I cannot even import the project.

Thanks anyway...

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:17:44 pm

Thanks for the post. Unfortunately I think I will not be able to run the test with Resolve Lite right?

I cannot even import the project.

edit:

Eventually I found how to open the project...

My results:
Hackintosh OSX - GTX 580 1,5GB + GTX 560 Ti 2GB - Resolve Lite 8.2.1

v1: 24 fps
v2: 24 fps
v3: 24 fps
v4: 17 fps

I couldn't test the versions with noise reduction because of the Resolve Lite limitations.

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Sascha Haber
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:29:50 pm

Which card is used for what operation ?

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Helge Tjelta
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 4, 2012 at 9:39:11 am

How did you manage... I'm on REsolve light here, latest beta and I only get Invalid FCP XML file...?

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 4, 2012 at 10:27:22 am

You must import the zip file, not unpack the zip file, then it works. You don't need to replace any footage, apparently the test works without footage.

Good luck and let us know your result!

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:30:38 pm

My WIN 7 results - GTX 580 1,5GB + GTX560 Ti 2GB - Resolve Lite
v1: 24 fps
v2: 24 fps
v3: 24 fps
v4: 15 fps

So almost zero difference between OSX and WIN, just 2 fps in V4.

Sasha, I don't completely understand your results. Are they for your mac configurations or for your win setups? I'm counting 6 setups, but just 4 testresults.

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Sascha Haber
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:37:46 pm

Thats because they are the same...

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 12:58:21 pm

So, if I understand this corretly, your saying that Mac using Gt 120 and GTX 285 has an identical performance to a pc using Quadro 600 and GTX 580?

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Sascha Haber
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 1:15:31 pm

Exactly... and thats totally FU.
So maybe that Quadro 600 is the limiting factor.
Or something on the mobo, we did a fresh install, same results.

Thanks for letting me know some bigger numbers are possible.

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 1:22:44 pm

Thta's indeed weird and against expectation.

The only thing I can come up with now is to uninstall the decklink card as that one is known to act 'funny' on some mobo's and in windows.

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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 1:26:37 pm

I also put this in the debug screen:

LsManager.3.NumGPUs = 2

Might help...

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Juan Salvo
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 7:43:52 pm

What motherboard are you using? Want to give us more specs on system config, and driver versions?

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Dmitry Kitsov
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 8:40:47 pm

Win7. X5690. 48GB. GUI: Qadro4000. GPUs: GTX580 x2

V1_2 nodes_:24
V2_4 nodes_:24 fps
V3_6 nodes_:24 fps
V4_12_nodes:24 fps
V5_NR_4/30_:24 fps
V6_NR_3/30_:24 fps
V7 NR 2/30_:24 fps
V8 NR 1/30_:9 fps


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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 3, 2012 at 6:26:49 pm

Hi Sascha,

Sorry you are having issues with your Windows system. But I feel your pain. I just built a Windows system and expected it to run great. But at first I was having major problems. Got a few fixed, and now I am just having minor problems. Although the performance isn't as great as I thought it would be. I could try to run a performance test as well if it helps.

I did do a test where I took out my decklink card. My fps went up by 1 or 2, but nothing significant. I'm sure that was just because it wasn't having to send out a video signal. How do you have the cards in your system? I found that by switching my Quadro 600 and the GeForce 580 the performance went up for some reason (both slots are x16 electrical slots).

I can get realtime playback now, but with only like 1 or 2 streams. Also I can't get my panel (JL Cooper Eclipse) to be recognized. So yeah it's still a work in progress.

Wish I could offer more help.. but I guess I feel your pain.

thanks,
Peter


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Robert Houllahan
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 5, 2012 at 2:02:37 pm

I think you might have the GPU throttleded back due to the PCIe lane distribution and how the cards are installed. There are a limited number of lanes available on most MB's and even though the slot might be X16 electrically it may run at X8 or X4 depending on what other cards are installed and where they are.

Can you post what make and model the board is?

-Rob

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Sascha Haber
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 5, 2012 at 4:53:24 pm

Well, I put both cards into a HP Z800 workstation today..
Exactly the same results.
5 nodes with a Quadro600 as UI and a GTX580 as GPU
3 nodes with a Quadro600 as UI and a Quadro6000 as GPU

I tried all three 16X ports and only had those two cards in.
I am starting to think the Quadro600 as Ui might be the bottleneck.

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Juan Salvo
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:03:39 pm

Can you put the q6000 as the GUI?

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Robert Houllahan
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 6, 2012 at 4:21:40 am

Weird, CUDA driver on Win7 issue? Maybe run a 9800GT as GUI instead of the Quadro?

I have not yet run Resolve on Windows but I am building another Asus P6T7WS system with GTX-480's for GPU and a 9800GT for GUI which I intend to dual boot Win7 and Lion.

Oh Windoze...

-Rob-

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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:06:20 pm

Hi Rob,

Do you know anything about the PCI-E slot configuration on the Asus P9X79-WS board? In the manual they are not clear if some of the lanes are shared or not. I have the 2 Nvidia cards (both need 16x (I think)), a RED Rocket (needs 8x), and a decklink (needs 1x)card to fit in there and just curious how the PCI-E lanes are distributed.

I had put them in based on my own logic but performance was not good. I went back to the config guide (at least as close as I could get it since the board is slightly different) and performance improved. Just wanted to know for myself how the lanes are distributed and what the best install might be for the WS board.

thanks,
Peter


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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 5, 2012 at 9:45:19 pm

From what I read on the asus site, you cannot fit all those cards and have them running at their max bandwidth. It says: 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8 or quad x8, black+blue)

So I guess that means that when you plug more then 2 cards, only one card will get the 16 lanes and the other two 8.

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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 6, 2012 at 6:41:26 pm

Thanks Pepijn,

I am still a bit confused about the PCIe lane configuration. I contacted Asus but they were not nearly as knowledgeable as I thought they should be.

I agree that the spec for the P9X79-WS says:
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8 or quad x8, black+blue)

So reading that it does seem that one of the graphics cards will only be running at x8 (hopefully the GUI card and not the GPU card).

But looking at the specs for the P9X79-PRO it says this:
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)

Does this mean that on the PRO board I can run my 2 Nvidia cards at x16 in the first set of PCIe slots and I could still run the RED Rocket at full x8 speed in the other PCIe slot? It almost seems like the PRO board has more independent lanes (32 lanes and 8 lanes) vs the WS which has more shared lanes (32 lanes and 2 additional x4 slots).

Can anyone clarify here?

thanks!
-Peter


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Pepijn Klijs
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 6, 2012 at 6:57:22 pm

Hi Peter,

I think your understanding is right, at least, that's how I would interprete it as well. But Asus should be able to give you a real answer.

What is also a good question is how big the performance change is when using 8 lanes instead of 16. I think I once read that it wasn't such a big deal, but I'm definitely not shure.

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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 7, 2012 at 4:04:03 am

Hi,

I wish I could say how much this might be hurting my performance overall. It seems that I can get the GUI card to run at x8 and the performance is much better than when the GPU card is running at x8 (obvious I guess).

So I also tested my thory. And with the Rocket out of the system, both Nvidia cards run at x16. With it back in (in either of the remaining x8 slots) one of the Nvidia cards drops down to x8.

Dissapointing. Asus is not able to give me a clear awnswer. I don't even think some of their support people know what PCIe means.

I'm not sure if I can return this WS board and try to the PRO board. I wish I could though so I can see if it gives me better performance. Even the 'regular' P9X79 looks like it might have better PCIe performance than the WS (at least in my specfic case).

So I would warn users to possibly not buy the WS version. Even though you have all x16 physical slots, you will be limited by the way the board shares the lanes among the cards.

Suddenly the Mac Pro doesn't look as bad performance wise as I thought it was.

-Peter


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Sascha Haber
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 7, 2012 at 10:55:39 am

The Mac Pro is a kickass system, period.
None of that Winblows hassle, great people doing modified cards for it and if you really need power, you get a proper Cubix 8X and put 3 GTX 580s in.
The time I wasted on fiddling that GlobalStor I could have spent on working and buying a proper Mac.

By the way...that whole lane talk made me think that maybe the raid cards could slow it down.

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Eric Fiegehen
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 31, 2012 at 4:14:05 pm

"None of that Winblows hassle, great people doing modified cards for it and if you really need power, you get a proper Cubix 8X and put 3 GTX 580s in."

Hi Sascha,
Glad to hear things are running well. Keep in mind that DaVinci recommends using the 16-channel versions of GPU-Xpander for Resolve 8+. Also, feel free to contact Mic Grover in the Cubix Support Department, micg@cubix.com, with any additional technical questions. Some of the PCIe lane comments I'm reading in this thread are a bit off the mark or incomplete in their analysis, and Cubix Support / Engineering can answer any PCIe technical question you might have.

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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 31, 2012 at 6:18:22 pm

Hello Eric,

Can you offer anything to the conversation regarding PCIe lanes?

You say that some of us are off the mark... could you offer any insight to what we have said here? If someone knows that others are missing the mark, it would be nice if they help set them straight. That is why we are all here after all.

thanks,
Peter


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Eric Fiegehen
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 31, 2012 at 9:40:32 pm

Hi Peter,

I'll probably need to clarify or amend this info later today or tomorrow after review by my SE or an Engineer, but there's two parts to the answer.

Robert H basically has it correct in one of his earlier comments. Right now, the PCIe switch vendors are only shipping up to 48-lane Gen 3 chipsets in volume. This is why Cubix has not yet released a Gen3 expansion chassis - why bother when you can only get 1 additional Gen3 16-channel card attached (use one in the host, get 2 in return)?

The other part of the answer lies with the cards installed in those Gen3 slots. A Gen2 I/O controller will not operate at any faster rate than industry defined PCIe Gen2 speeds, even if a 16-channel Gen2 card is installed into a Gen3 16-channel slot. Also, you cannot expect a Gen2 16-channel I/O card to communicate at 80Gbps in a Gen3 8-channel slot, even though a Gen3 8-channel (electrical) slot has the capacity to communicate at 80Gbps, the equivalent of Gen2 16-channel performance.

That's why if you plug a 16-channel Gen2 GUI or GPU card into an 8-channel Gen3 slot, even though that Gen3 slot has the ability to communicate at 80Gbps, maximum throughput will be 40Gbps since the I/O controller only has access to 8-lanes physical and electrical. Same condition comes up when you run out of Gen3 PCIe lanes - system architecture will limit you to a set number of lanes as specified by ASUS or whoever is manufacturing the motherboard.

My recommendation - again, without benefit of Cubix Engineering's technical input as of writing this message - is to opt for a motherboard capable of supporting 4x (electrical) 16-channel Gen2 graphics cards, or 2x 16-channel Gen2 physical + Xpander. A great feature of PCIe is that Gen2 technology has progressed to the point that a single Gen2 slot can share its 80Gbps bandwidth with 3 more 16-channel slots, plus a couple of additional 8-channel slots. This is what we're doing with the new Xpander Elite system shipping this week. 96 PCIe lanes let's us daisy-chain 6 PCIe slots (4x dual-width 16-channel + 2x 8-channel), using up only 1 slot in the host computer. And yes, we designed it for running 4x GTX 580/680 cards plus a couple of RED Rockets, among other things.

Eric


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Rohit Gupta
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 7, 2012 at 10:40:18 am

With the Pro, you should be able to run what you want. I think it's listed in our configuration guide.

Also V9 has support to get better performance with a single GUI/CUDA card so that might free up a full speed slot as well.


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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 12, 2012 at 9:47:53 pm

Thanks Rohit,

So I bought a P9X79 PRO board and did more testing. So I can confirm that all the PCIe cards run at their full speed. The 2 Nvidia cards run at 16x and the RED Rocket is running at X8.

The reason I went with the WS is that some of the COW members had theorized that the WS board would be a better choice since it had more PCIe x16 slots. But I can confirm that the WS board has less independent PCIe lanes than the PRO (or maybe even the regular P9X79). I think this is strange and not at all what I would expect.

So at this point I do not see any reason to choose the WS board and in fact the WS does not run as well as the PRO board.

I don't really see much performance difference between the two boards, but since the WS board costs more and runs the PCIe cards at a slower speed, I think it would be a mistake to choose the WS board (hopefully I can save someone else from making this same mistake).

Maybe someone can point out some other advantage to the WS board but I'm not seeing it at this point. Now I have to find a way to sell the WS.

And just a heads up.. Windows machines are a major pain to setup. Make sure you have a few weeks of free time to work your way through all the issues. (if you are building your own system)

-Peter


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Jonathon Lee
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:22:24 am

Actually, I've had great experience with an HP Z400.... 3.06gHz 4-core, 24GB, Q600 GUI, GTX285 GPU, LSI-SAS RAID PCI-e, DeckLink Pro HD, Win7 64.... also run Media Composer and some DCP apps on it. Good performance for HD res and SUPER easy to setup. Worked right out of the gate. Seriously, just as easy to setup as my Mac system... and I have a Dell 24in multi-touch monitor that's pretty cool.. direct support in Win7. The system was less expensive then going DIY. The HP "Z" systems are the way to go IMO, if you need Win.

- Jonathon


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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:32:31 am

Hi Jonathon,

Glad to hear you are having success with your system. Can you tell me if you have used RED footage at different resolutions in your system?

My system is not working well with 5K RED Epic footage. But from what I have found, I might need 2 RED Rockets to get that footage to play realtime.

Just curious what types of media you have been using on your system.

thanks,
Peter


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Jonathon Lee
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:59:25 am

The first real project I did on my windows system was actually a 12min Epic short shot 5k.... and ended up as a 4k DCP. I used HD proxies. I don't have a red rocket so there's no way I'd even come close to 4k. Actually, since I only had a GTX 285 1gb I did the final output on my Mac system which has a more powerful GPU!

I worked in HD resolution 1920x1080 DPX. It was formatted 1.85 in the end. Also, I worked in rec709 not P3.... low budget and needed to have one master that looked the same for web, BD and DCP.

At some point... after 9 is out I'll change out the 285 for a 6xx series. But, for HD res stuff it is great.

- JL


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Paul Provost
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:52:11 am

Rohit
Are you saying ver 9 let's you use a Cuda card as GUI and get cuda acceleration from it at same time in Mac pro? And then have an additional cuda card in other 16x slot? So a gtx 590 in slot 1 and gtx 580 in slot 2?
I'm just about to buy a cubix box .


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John Pilgrim
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Aug 7, 2012 at 7:54:44 pm

One thing to remember is that any CPU you plug into a P9X79 series motherboard is going to have a maximum of 40 PCIe lanes. Various version of the P9X79 motherboard distribute those 40 lanes to the various physical slots differently, but on a single processor system that's the limit.

On a dual CPU system, one can get 80 lanes or in some cases 84 lanes.

I think SuperMicro cheats to get 84 by taking some 'lanes' from another motherboard function.

John


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Mikael Reidar
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:54:22 pm

Hey guys

Just want to add that i also fell for the p9x79 ws trap. I bought it as a bit of a gamble, before BM included the pro version in their config. And yes, now that i finally got the decklink extreme card, performance is way slower. So thanks for the insight, i'll go and purchase the pro i think :)

Peter, how's your system working out for you and what's the current setup?

Mikael


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Peter Berg
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Sep 21, 2012 at 6:28:21 am

Hi Mikael,

Sorry to hear you fell for the WS trap like I did. It does seem that the WS board is not the best choice for the Resolve setup.

My setup with the 'Pro' board is working pretty well. Most footage will play with realtime playback. Except when I work with RED 5K footage. My system can not handle those files, no matter what debayer setting I have it at. I was told that I need 2 RED rocket cards to get realtime playback with the 5K material. That's not going to happen soon, so I am stuck with slower than realtime playback (plus the P9X79 board is maxed out on PCIe lanes anyways.. so I'm not sure if a 2nd Rocket card would help anyways).

Also whenever I have dissolves in my timeline I don't get realtime playback. I turned on the render cache, but I'm still having trouble. I think my RAID might be slowing down since it's getting a bit full. Might need to clear off files and re-format it.

Also I will say that Resolve 9 has been a TOTAL DISASTER for me. I have been having so many problems. Lots of crashes, windows not doing what they are supposed to, functions not matching with what the manual says, and other bugs. Not ready for prime time in my opinion. I wish I could have stayed at version 8. It was so rock solid and working great.... EXCEPT for the bug in which audio playback doesn't work when you are using the UltraStudio SDI. And Blackmagic said they will not fix that bug, so I was forced to switch over to Beta software (and the 9.0 release seems worse than the Beta). Painful... very painful.

Well I hope that was helpful. Let me know if I can offer any more assistance.

-Peter


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Mikael Reidar
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:35:09 am

Wow thanks mate. I'm gonna pick up my pro today and a gtx680 4gb. Let's see what that does for me. Not looking forward to changing mobo though, hope all goes well :)
I guess if you have trouble with 5k, you can transcode to something smaller? Loosing raw info, i know, but getting realtime playback..

-Mikael


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Alpagut Develioglu
Re: Poor performance out of a kick ass system
on Jan 19, 2014 at 12:10:28 pm

becouse it is late this message is for referance puposes.

some mobos can keep all graphics units bandwith at full speed and some like mine drops at every unit installed.

my mobo specs goes : 1 vga card @16x
2 vga cards @8x
3 vga cards @4x

so check yours


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