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Martin Jordan
Is this the right forum to make this post
on Nov 7, 2009 at 1:33:18 pm

I'm fixing to buy a new MacPro for strickly editing in FCP 7 and have a question about a graphics card. Is this the right forum?

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John Fishback
Re: Is this the right forum to make this post
on Nov 7, 2009 at 3:57:24 pm

Most folks would recommend the ATI 4870.

John

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Martin Jordan
Re: Is this the right forum to make this post
on Nov 7, 2009 at 5:04:27 pm

Yeah that's what I have been told.

But my additional question is, in OS X 10.6 + it has a new technology called "Open CL". Without going into a lot of detail Open CL can access Graphics cards that may not be using all memory or utilizing some of it's functions to greatly accelerate processing power.

You can read Apple's Aspect Paper about it here.
http://images.apple.com/macosx/technology/docs/OpenCL_TB_brief_20090903.pdf

I was wondering if anyone knows, that if I bought another ATI 4870 and stuck it into a open PCI slot, would Open GL has access it?

This may be a question for Apple forum but I thought maybe someone here is doing this or something like this already.

thx



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gary adcock
Re: Is this the right forum to make this post
on Nov 9, 2009 at 3:11:09 pm

[Martin Jordan] "I was wondering if anyone knows, that if I bought another ATI 4870 and stuck it into a open PCI slot, would Open GL has access it? "


No.
FCP does not support multiple graphics cards at this time, even under SNOW, so adding the card could cause more issues than it would fix.



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