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Erik Lindahl
Re: 8 core or 12 core?
on Feb 6, 2014 at 6:47:12 pm

No worries. I also think moving forward, even if we get better threading in apps (RAM-previews in AE or dynamic link rendering in PrPro CC are a joke today) I think the main boost will come from GPU-acceleration. In video-land FCPX, PrPro CC and Resolve have shown this clearly.

Moving on things like RAW-decoding will move to the GPU I'm quite sure of. Already today RED CINE-X has support for this for RED RAW (given it's still BETA) as well as Resolve has GPU-support for Sony F65 decoding.

Other features should also move there in due time. That's where by far you can get the biggest boost in performance. Even a maxed out wintel-Xeon today might have 2X the CPU power than a maxed out MacPro 2013 in an optimal multithreaded scenario. If you instead run computational tasks on the GPU's you're talking multiple times greater increase in performance. It won't work for everything but it does work for a lot.

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