19 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2012 9:33 AM by ECBowen

    Mac Pro performance issue

    Wizard Waitley



      Specs are as follows:


      2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

      32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC

      ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB

      OS disk: Mercury Accelsior Blade ssd (6Gbps)

      SSD Scratch Disk

      Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4


      I have been looking at some benchmarking results from people with equivalent Windows machines, however they seem to be achieving much faster render and export speeds.


      Can this be attributed to GPU support that im not getting? Cuda Architecture etc?


      It doesnt seem to be using the machines resources to capacity is what im getting at.



      Just did a test with a 1 minute long sequence (5dmkii, 720p, 24fps) with colour correction (Magic Bullet - curves, sharpening, saturation etc)


      3.30 to render, seems slow to me.


      Any advice?


      If this is GPU related, What cards would you recommend? how much of an improvement can I expect to achieve?


      Thanks in advance,