Here is NVidia quote:
"GTX 680MX is the fastest, most advanced mobile GPU ever built"
A super capability!.
Message was edited by: Bill Gehrke
A couple things to read... if the card is not on the official support list
Mac & nVidia Driver http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1075592
The GTX 580 is by far the best card in this case and certified for MPE
Sorry Trickylee, but this an imac and requires a mobile nVidia card so the GTX 580 is not an option.
The GTX 680MX is the best choice and will give you the fantastic performance!
My bad i did not notice the imac as I have not even seen one before
Only downside of the 680M is that it is overkill in combination with only a slow i5 CPU. If there is an iMac with a decent i7 CPU, the 680M makes some sense, but not in combination with an i5.
I am looking forward to the titan based on the GK110. I am trying to decide between upgrading my current GTX590 since I just built a new system as follows:
Windows 7 ultimate
64 gigs pc3 kingston kvr16n11/8
2 samsung ssd (830 and 840) don't feel I am getting big boost I was looking for even after tons of tweeking
LSI megaRaid 9265-8i with 4 disks as two raid 0 drives
I now have two lcd monitors (one is 12 LUT) and am looking to add an real MONITOR soon.
My question is would the Quadro k5000 be better or the new Titan.
Thanks in advance
Assuming you are talking about a SINGLE E5-2660 CPU - and you must be with that mobo - , and taking into consideration the approximate prices of the video cards:
- Quadro K5000, 4 GB, € 2000
- GTX Titan, 6 GB, € 1000
- GTX 660 Ti, 2 GB, € 300
the 660 Ti gives you the best BFTB. The Titan would be the next choice, but would be overkill with only a single non-overclockable CPU. The K5000 is overpriced and underperforming, only worth its money if you really NEED 10 bit output to expensive 10 bit monitors. Instead of spending money on a Titan, you would be better off spending the savings from a GTX 660 TI for a better disk setup.
First off thanks so much for the quick reply. I glad to hear what you say about the K5000 as it is being hyped quite a bit. As price is not my sole decision I think I will wait for the Titan.
Very intersting comment about disks, as I think that is my bottle neck. What can you recommend?
Let's assume you are willing to spend € 1000 on your system.
If you get the GTX 660 Ti, you are out of around € 250-300 and that leaves you with around € 700-750 to spend on your disk setup. You already have an 8-port LSI controller. You also have 4 disks, set up as two raid0 arrays, giving you an approximate transfer raid of 260 BG/s on each array if they are modern disks, maybe 200 GB/s if they are somewhat older.
If you were to get say 6 Seagate Constellation ES 1 TB disks @ € 90, that would set you back around € 540 but you gain 6 TB of raw space (5 TB net in raid5), and when configured as a 6 disk raid5 array would give you about 600 GB/s transfer rate. This would require moving one raid0 array to the Marvell ports on your mobo. To me that looks like a better solution than the Titan card.
Again thanks for the great advice. I will start collection the ES1. With that I will only need one of the raids0, so I will just remove the second one as they are old barracuda disks. Can't believe how cheap disk are now...love it.
Titan will come, but later.