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Phillip Todd
Re: FCP X on a 2008 mac pro
on Jan 24, 2014 at 1:22:45 am
Last Edited By Phillip Todd on Jan 24, 2014 at 1:23:25 am

Thanks for the confirmation Darren.

I read the Barefeats article:

and contacted Rob-ART@barefeats regarding his exclusion of the 2008 MP 3,1 from his final statement:

You (Rob) wrote: "Good news for those who are continuing with their 2009 - 2012 Mac Pro tower: You will benefit from the optimizations made in FCPX 10.1 and Motion 5.1 for the 2013 Mac Pro . And with high-end GPUs, you can get close to the render speeds of the 2013."

Is there a reason the 2008 MP 3,1 is NOT included in this list?

The 2008 has some issues with some of the fast GPUs. Like the 7970 and 7950 never get to full speed in 3,1 in 10.9. Yet others, like the GTX 780, work fine.

Plus the two 4-lane slots are PCIe 1.1 instead of 2.0. That means won’t get the speed with PCIe flash storage you will experience on the 2009 - 2012.

It’s not ‘upgrade caveat free’ like the 2009 - 2012 Mac Pros. But if you are willing to navigate the pitfalls, there are ways to boost its performance.


I thought we would all benefit from this info from Rob-ART @ barefeats.

Phillip Todd

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