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Darren Roark
Re: 8 core or 12 core?
on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:04:01 pm

[Franz Bieberkopf] "[Darren Roark] "Looking at the price of the workstation PC versions of those cards it's a steal."

... and there's the myth again.

Franz."


http://wccftech.com/generation-amd-professional-gpu-arrives-firepro-d700-le...

The reviewer states "Interestingly the D700 (Practically a Rebrand) has not been physically disabled any further than the W9000 yet it gives about 0.5 TeraFlops less compute than the AMD FirePro W9000."

So instead of 4 TeraFlops it does 3.5 which is a lot, otherwise it's the exact same card that costs $6800 for a pair of them. Some theories are that the D700s are more like the gamer 7970 cards which still go for about $1000 for a pair of them. If you get applecare, you are covered on them for three years should they fail, so I'm guessing they must be pretty durable.

Since we have no idea what upgrade possibilities there will be in the future, the extra $600 for much better GPUs makes sense. Adobe, Apple, and Resolve keep increasing the importance of the GPU and I think it will gain even more importance in the next few years.


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