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Nick Smith
GPU Expansion
on Aug 8, 2012 at 9:49:28 pm

Hello -

I'm about to expand my system to hopefully gain some speed in Resolve, and I wondered if anyone could recommend the best GPU expansion route – Anything you are supremely happy with?

Based on all I have read, Cubix Desktop 4 seems to be the most popular; along with a Red Rocket. Trying to figure out what additional cards to go with from here.

I appreciate any help. Sorry if this question comes up a lot. Is there a recent thread on this?

Resolve 9 Beta
OSX 10.7.3
MacPro 2 x 2.93 6-Core Xeon, 32 GB RAM
Extreme 3D+
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 / Radeon HD 5770

Nick Smith
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Juan Salvo
Re: GPU Expansion
on Aug 9, 2012 at 3:21:19 am

Rocket only makes sense if you work with red a lot. Otherwise just put up to three GTX 580s in there and call it a day.

Oh and drop the 5770. Use the q4000 as your GUI card.

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Nick Smith
Re: GPU Expansion
on Aug 9, 2012 at 4:55:46 am

Thanks, Juan!

Should I be concerned with any heat or noise from these? I assume the quiet fan version is the way to go, but how loud do the cards run?

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Juan Salvo
Re: GPU Expansion
on Aug 12, 2012 at 2:44:49 am

Quiet is not the way to go unless you're just putting low profile cards like q4000s in it. And I don't recommend that (waste of $).

As to noise, yes there probably is some. Like many suites my computer systems are in another room. So I don't really factor it in. I suppose they're loud. But you're doing color grading not sound mixing right?

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Nick Smith
Re: GPU Expansion
on Aug 12, 2012 at 4:17:18 pm

Good to know. I don't a have machine room, and I work with clients in the room; so I am concerned. Better real-time performance is the biggest need I have right now, so if noise turns out to be an issue, I've got my eyes on this sound proof enclosure - http://www.rackmountsolutions.net/AcoustiQuiet_MiniCab_Soundproof_Server_Ra...

Thanks for your help.

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Juan Salvo
Re: GPU Expansion
on Aug 13, 2012 at 1:03:42 am

That'll work. Don't forget about ventilation. Very important,

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