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  • Fri, Jan 3 2014 4:02 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro released need advice

    Pat Horridge:
    The GPU is basically built into the hardware so you are locked.
    Recent articles on iFixit and OWC suggest it IS in fact replaceable.

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  • Fri, Jan 3 2014 4:32 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro released need advice

    But it is a custom PCB. Another unique feature is the lack of "Crossfire" connectors. Anandtech theorizes it is built in to the main connectors.

    It will be interesting if 3rd party is willing to invest the resources to make custom GPU for the Mac Pro segment. I think in NVidia's case, they will even if it is modest sales compared to the rest of the products. Being left out of the Mac Pro is probably leaving a bad taste.

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  • Fri, Jan 3 2014 4:56 PM In reply to

    Re: New Mac Pro released need advice

    Yes that's right it's an apple custom PCB so you can only replace it with the same part (currently)

    As Dom says it remains to be who, if anyone, decided to invest in making alternative options.

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  • Tue, Jan 7 2014 10:49 PM In reply to

    • Abeyta
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    Re: New Mac Pro released need advice

    JKL32:

    My question, will Avid re-program or optimize Media Composer in the near future, so it will make use of the dual GPU's in the new mac pro via Open CL rendering? Will you Avid? 

    And when will the new mac pro's be tested to get qualified for use with Avid MC 7....?

    And is there an adapter to use Nitrix DX with thunderbolt on the way?

    And will a 4 or 6 core Xeon processor be enough for smooth editing/srubbing timeline in MC? Because my 2,6hz intel quad core mac mini seems too weak to make MC 7.0.3 smooth and responsive under mac OS 10.8.5

    So wil there be an happy marriage between the new mac pro and Avid MC?

    I am wondering about these questions too. I ordered the New Mac Pro 6 core in stock config with upgraded D700's. Apple says it's scheduled to ship in January. I also purchased a Pegasus2 R6 Raid for storage. I am hoping the Nitris DX Thunderbolt adapter is coming sooner than later. If not, I will be stuck on my old 5.5 system for a while longer. I'm looking forward to performance boosts in other apps like AE and Resolve with the new Mac Pro.

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  • Wed, Jan 8 2014 2:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Mac Pro released need advice

    Abeyta:

    JKL32:

    And is there an adapter to use Nitrix DX with thunderbolt on the way?

    Last month I asked a high-level person at Avid about a Thunderbolt adapter for Nitris DX - he admitted that there were no plans to make one, and doubted the one offered for Mojo will work on Nitris. Problem has also been complete lack of access to the new Mac Pro to do any type of development on.

    The tendency seen at Avid is less and less hardware offerings, more 3rd party capabilities...so the future of Nitris DX on Thunderbolt is doubtful, at least at this moment.

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  • Wed, Jan 8 2014 4:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Mac Pro released need advice

    Another option would be to use a Thunderbolt2 PCI expansion chassis and put the existing Nitris DX PCIE card in that. I believe Avid would need to write a driver to make this work though. It's a 4 lane card and I think that is what a Thunderbolt 2 connection is.

    Macbook pros with Thunderbolt 2 have been out for several months and the new Mac Pro started shipping in late December so the computers are out now. There are other vendors that have Thunderbolt 2 products out, Promise, Sonnet, Blackmagic...not sure how they were able to develop products ahead of time.

     

     

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