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Bill Davis
Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 8, 2017 at 6:36:39 pm







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Noah Kadner
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 8, 2017 at 6:42:16 pm

Ha it looks crazy but I wouldn't be mad to have a Mac with those specs....

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Bill Davis
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:30:55 pm

Shoot, I posted too fast...
Here's a better intro video for the beast machine.







The best moment is hands down the very last shot in the video.

A technological "banana for scale" WOW moment

; )

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Shane Ross
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 8, 2017 at 9:54:10 pm

I think they don't understand the concept of MOBILE. Where Apple is going a bit too much towards "THIN," this is a bit much the other way. Only thing I see this being good for are "LAN parties."

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Mark Smith
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:08:43 pm

Acer predator is the "boom box" of laptops


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Walter Soyka
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:37:08 pm

I kind of love that. Don't think of it as laptop, though. Think of it as a newer, aggro nMP with a screen built-in.

Have you seen Razer's 3-monitor laptop concept?
http://www.razerzone.com/project-valerie

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:12:09 pm

[Walter Soyka] "Have you seen Razer's 3-monitor laptop concept?"

And if you have seen them in person, you qualify for a $25k reward for the details of said sighting: http://fortune.com/2017/01/10/prototypes-razer-laptop-stolen-ces/


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Shawn Miller
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:35:53 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "[Walter Soyka] "Have you seen Razer's 3-monitor laptop concept?"

And if you have seen them in person, you qualify for a $25k reward for the details of said sighting: http://fortune.com/2017/01/10/prototypes-razer-laptop-stolen-ces/"



ACK!!



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Richard Herd
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:14:21 pm

[Walter Soyka] "aggro nMP"

with only 1 thunderbolt?

It's like 1/6 nMP. :)


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Walter Soyka
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:00:41 pm

[Richard Herd] "with only 1 thunderbolt? It's like 1/6 nMP. :)"

Touche. And 4 USB ports is a little lame. But at least it's Thunderbolt 3, right?

But if you look at GPU compute performance, with two GTX 1080s at 9 teraflops each versus two FirePro D700s at 3.5 tflops each, it's about 2.5 nMPs. Or internal storage, with 2 NVMe slots and 2 SATA slots. Then it's about 4 nMPs.

Or weight! At about 20 lbs, it's almost 2 nMPs.

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:04:45 pm

[Walter Soyka] "Or weight! At about 20 lbs, it's almost 2 nMPs."

This is the only equation that scales correctly.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 7:30:45 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "This is the only equation that scales correctly."

It turns out that "nMP" is a very ambiguous unit.

Walter Soyka
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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 7:45:58 pm

[Walter Soyka] "It turns out that "nMP" is a very ambiguous unit."

Will you be here all week? :)


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Richard Herd
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 7:20:24 pm

[Walter Soyka] "GTX 1080s at 9 teraflops "

WOuld a PCIe thunderbolt chassis (and OpenCL) make it work (properly) on nMP?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 7:34:16 pm

[Richard Herd] "WOuld a PCIe thunderbolt chassis (and OpenCL) make it work (properly) on nMP?"

I doubt it. BizonBOX lists the 1080 as "Windows-only support."

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Andrew Kimery
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:36:29 pm

[Walter Soyka] "I doubt it. BizonBOX lists the 1080 as "Windows-only support.""

According to this article external GPUs aren't supported by MacOS (though it can be hacked to accept them). It's plug and play on Windows so the ball seems to be in Apple's court about whether or not it will enable support for external GPUs. I hope this feature is added in a future update as running an external GPU via ThB 3 certainly opens up doors to expandability that don't currently exist.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/12/01/the-thunderbolt-3-equipped-macboo...


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Richard Herd
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:17:34 am

[Andrew Kimery] " Apple's court about whether or not it will enable support for external GPUs"

So now I'm actually confused. I thought the Red Rocket is an external GPU (and I'm not sure what else to call it), and it supposedly plays nicely with OSX via Sonnet Tech thunderbolt to PCIE chassis. And nofilm school says there is a GPU expander box [LINK].

If it's just a driver problem, then that's NVIDIA -- but what would they gain by not offering an osx driver?







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Andrew Kimery
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:28:18 am

I'd call the RED Rocket a hardware accelerator card for use with R3D footage. It has hardware onboard to process R3D footage in order to take that burden off of the host computer. It's not a GPU, which is responsible for generating the images/GUI that you see on your computer monitor.

With regards to expansion, the link you provided just talks about some new GPUs. Is this the article you meant to link to?No Film School: What’s the Deal with GPU Expansion, Anyway?

They talk about GPU expanders, but I don't think they actually purchased to tested any. Their last sentence in the article is "Anybody tried any of these, or finally abandoned your Mac for a PC and its easy world of expandability? Tell us about it in the comments."

In the comments people talk about needing to use hacks and scripts to get eGPUs working with MacOS/OSX so it seems like using it on Mac isn't as straight forward as using it for Windows.


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Richard Herd
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:35:59 pm

Yeah, that's the better link, thanks!

I guess the actual detail I can't quite figure out is the difference between GPUs and Hardware Accelerators (eg Red Rocket, AJA, Bluefish, etc.).


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
on Jan 17, 2017 at 8:10:42 pm

[Richard Herd] "I guess the actual detail I can't quite figure out is the difference between GPUs and Hardware Accelerators (eg Red Rocket, AJA, Bluefish, etc.)."

In a nutshell, a GPU creates what you see on your computer screen in the proper specs (frame rate, color space, gamma, etc) that are used to display images on a computer screen. Video I/O cards (like from AJA or Blackmagic) are used to send a video signal based on TV frame rates, color spaces, gamma, etc., to a TV/monitor. Something like the Red Rocket is similar to an AJA I/O card, but it has additional hardware designed to specifically decode/encode certain codecs (in its case R3D) so the card will be able to do it much faster than a computer's CPU/GPU can.


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