2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2014 3:45 PM by Jim_Simon

    Recommend me a Mac GPU for Premiere

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      We're running a couple of 2010 Mac Pro's at work. They've been good workhorses but I'm looking into a mid-life upgrade to give them some extra pep. Current specs are:

       

      • 2 x 2.4Ghz Quad-Core Xeon CPUs
      • 32GB RAM
      • 1 TB 7200 rpm system drive, 2 TB supporting conform drive
      • Radeon 5770 1GB GPU
      • OSX 10.9.2

       

      A system SSD is the obvious place to start the update, so I'm looking at a 480/500GB Crucial or Samsung SSD. The other obvious bottleneck is the GPU. The 5770 was a great card in its time (I'm still running one in my PC at home) but struggles somewhat now in Premiere. A local Mac store suggested a Quadro 4000 is the only option for about AUD$850 but there must be alternatives. Can anyone recommend any cards that would a) be compatible with a 2010 gen Mac Pro and b) play nicely with Premiere/AE?