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Jan Bliddal
Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:00:46 pm

enough to make my 2006 Mac Pro Final Cut X compatible. i wanted to test the speed difference between Compressor 3.5 and Compressor 4 yesterday and decided to buy Compressor 4 via the App Store only to find out that it needed a OpenCL compatible card. The Radeon 5770 should be OpenCL compatible, but I need to confirm that before adding 249USD to the purchase of a 49USD product.

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Craig Seeman
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:03:14 pm

Many people are running older MacPros with the Radeon 5770 and purchasing and using FCPX without issue. I'm in the same boat as my MacPro 2008 has the incompatible Radeon 2600 which will be replaced with the 5770 by tomorrow. I made the purchase because I've heard a large number of success stories and not one failure in FCPX download and use.



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Paul Figgiani
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:09:43 pm

I just bought one (5770) locally as well at B&H for $229. The odd thing is my machine has an ATI X1900 XT, clearly referenced as an unsupported card. I was able to purchase/install without a problem. A friend has an older iMac with "unsupported" graphics and he had similar success. I wonder why there are inconsistencies?

-paul.


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Kevin P McAuliffe
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:11:19 pm

Just posted this to another question. Avid used to do that trick all the time. Just because something isn't "supported" doesn't mean it won't run. FCPX runs awesome on my 4 year old iMac. Top of the line at it's time.

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Craig Seeman
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:53:07 pm

This is why i was concerned about Apple's GPU detection on "unsupported" combinations. Apparently the 1900 is being accepted. Apparently the 5770 is being accepted even though Apple's Online Store says it's only supported on Mid 2010 MacPros and later.



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Dave Jenkins
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 22, 2011 at 2:05:09 pm

I added a 5770 to my 2008 MacPro and it seems to be fine. I tried this a couple months ago and had issues with FCP 7 and Multicam. It seems to be fine now with both 7 & X now that I'm on 10.6.7

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Paul Figgiani
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Jun 23, 2011 at 3:44:41 pm

New card is installed. Very noticeable difference in FCPX performance compared to the X 1900XT.

My machine is a 2006 MacPro. 2x 2.66 Dual Core Xeon. FCPX is *very* responsive. I can only imagine how well this thing runs on an up to date machine ...

-paul.


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Willy Denson
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Aug 10, 2011 at 5:09:52 am

A respectable retailer told me this about putting the 5770 in my 2006 dual 2.66:

"Your Mac Pro 2006 only has PCIe 1.1 and will not be able to run the Radeon 5770 card. There are no good options for the 2006 Mac Pro at this time for upgraded graphics, sorry. Anecdotally I have heard of people being able to install the 5770 in a 2007 Mac Pro after upgrading to 10.6.7 but there is very little in the way of documentation that I can find regarding your exact situation."

...but, it sounds like it'll work? Man, I'm confused. I want to run FCPX as well and need the open CL. BTW, it will NOT load off the app store. I get denied. This is why I'm looking into the 5770


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Craig Seeman
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:38:52 pm

Many people are running ATI 5770 on MacPro 2006. It'a already been widely reported. There's nothing to be confused about. Update to OS 10.6.8. Buy the card from Apple and install.



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Willy Denson
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Aug 10, 2011 at 3:24:54 pm

Great. It's been ordered, and I appreciate the info. Everyone is very confident about what they know. Such is life I suppose.


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chris tangey
Re: Does anyone know if the ATI Radeon 5770 supports OpenCL
on Aug 13, 2011 at 6:49:50 am

We have well and truly established that the 5770 runs on an early mac pro, and I know little about this, but does that also automatically mean it has open CL support? After all, that is the question here.

I know it will actually run FCPX as I have an old X1900 that is doing that, but will I be able to update to Lion, also compressor and motion?


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