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Stefan Ilea
Mac Pro or PC Config?
on Apr 24, 2015 at 6:43:02 pm

I am prepared to purchase a Mac Pro maxed out with these specs for 4K editing,VFX compositing, 3D animation and music production:


2.7GHz 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache
64GB (4x16GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC
512GB PCIe-based flash storage
Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each

Is there any reason or other computer to consider to give me the power of this machine?


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Shane Ross
Re: Mac Pro or PC Config?
on Apr 24, 2015 at 7:12:29 pm

I just need to point out that you are missing a major component to this equation...storage. You'll need a large, multi-drive RAID fast enough to play back 4K, and large enough to store 4K. 4-5 drive RAID at least...Thunderbolt 2 connectivity.

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John Pale
Re: Mac Pro or PC Config?
on Apr 25, 2015 at 1:16:08 pm

The other issue is a presumably temporary one...

Avid has noted a performance issue with the 12 core Westmere and 12 core New Mac Pros.

Hoping they have it fixed in 8.4.

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