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Guys, there is some issue with the latest 3 driver versions from Nvidia that is causing FCPX to render incredibly slow.

Roll back to 378.10.10.1025.104 to resolve this issue.

Easiest way to do this is to use the nvidia-update script in Terminal:

Code:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Benjamin-Dobell/nvidia-update/master/nvidia-update.sh) 378.10.10.10.25.104

Restart and rendering will be fast again.

For example, on latest Nvidia driver, my 980ti was rendering BruceX at just over 1 minute 33 seconds.

After rolling back to driver version .104, I'm back to 31 seconds.

EDIT:: After you rollback the drivers and restart, upon logging into the MacOS desktop you'll have a popup window saying that there are newer Nvidia drivers available. Make sure you check the box that says "don't notify me about this update" and hit CANCEL.. otherwise it will install the latest driver and your work will be null and void.

I'm using the 1050ti with i7 7700k processor. I'm getting almost 2 minutes to complete BruceX 5k. I am using Nvidia driver 378.10.10.1025.103.

do you have any ideas on how I can improve my performance? I would love to get the 31 seconds you are getting. Maybe you can post your config.plist and kext files for comparison.

Thanks,
Jordy
 
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I'm using the 1050ti with i7 7700k processor. I'm getting almost 2 minutes to complete BruceX 5k. I am using Nvidia driver 378.10.10.1025.103.

do you have any ideas on how I can improve my performance? I would love to get the 31 seconds you are getting. Maybe you can post your config.plist and kext files for comparison.

Thanks,
Jordy

Try installing 104 and see what happens. Also try going to this site and seeing if things are smooth:

http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

I know the Pascal cards (especially non-reference models) have driver issues.
Also, what version of MacOS are you running?
 
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Try installing 104 and see what happens. Also try going to this site and seeing if things are smooth:

http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

I know the Pascal cards (especially non-reference models) have driver issues.
Also, what version of MacOS are you running?

The demo at madebyevan.com runs very smooth...no issues that I can see.
I am running 10.13.3
As for 104, I can try that. Given the issues with Nvidia drivers and 10.13.3, I had to download 103, edit the package, install, and update NVDAStartupWeb.kext to work properly...instructions from https://www.******.com/r/hackintosh/comments/7sr4vv/nvidia_web_drivers_and_you_a_patching_guide_for/

Another thought I had deals with how FCPX uses both the iGPU and dGPU. Hardware encoding is supported according to MacX Video Converter Pro and it appears other apps are performing very well (Cinebench score of 124.16 fps for OpenGL, 1003 cb for CPU). However, I only see the Nvidia listed in System Report/Graphics...where I thought I should also be seeing the Intel HD630. Is there anyway to verify this reasoning?
 
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The demo at madebyevan.com runs very smooth...no issues that I can see.
I am running 10.13.3
As for 104, I can try that. Given the issues with Nvidia drivers and 10.13.3, I had to download 103, edit the package, install, and update NVDAStartupWeb.kext to work properly...instructions from https://www.******.com/r/hackintosh/comments/7sr4vv/nvidia_web_drivers_and_you_a_patching_guide_for/

Another thought I had deals with how FCPX uses both the iGPU and dGPU. Hardware encoding is supported according to MacX Video Converter Pro and it appears other apps are performing very well (Cinebench score of 124.16 fps for OpenGL, 1003 cb for CPU). However, I only see the Nvidia listed in System Report/Graphics...where I thought I should also be seeing the Intel HD630. Is there anyway to verify this reasoning?

I don't think I see my HD graphics in system report either but I'll have to check. MacX Video Converter will let you know if quicksync is working correctly and it sounds like it is. Use the nvidia-update script I posted above to install .104.. It does all the patching for you.
 
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I don't think I see my HD graphics in system report either but I'll have to check. MacX Video Converter will let you know if quicksync is working correctly and it sounds like it is. Use the nvidia-update script I posted above to install .104.. It does all the patching for you.

I installed.104 and noticed a slight improvement (maybe 10 seconds) but still around the 2 min mark for completing.

I did see that if I changed the ig-platform-id from 0x59120003 to 0x59120000, I do see both the Intel HD and Nvidia listed in system report...but then FCPX crashes the whole computer. LOL

In any case, I'm at the point where I either downgrade to a fresh install of 10.12 (currently on 10.13.3) or return the Nvidia and get an AMD.

So frustrating...

Thanks again and let me know if you have any other ideas.
 
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i have installed high sierra and final cut x have problem with my gtx 960 4gb. If i do the brucex test it end in 10 minutes with background render off. Very slow...... i don't know what is the problem. I have a i7 7700k, motherboard gigabyte z270x ultra gaming. I have the last web driver installed and all works good but final cut is very slow in rendering. This is my config.plist....
Please someone can help me? thanks
Hi, the nvidia graphics card is not involved in video encoding fcpx, only AMD and built-in Intel, I have an intel HD 2500, only for video encoding.
 
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asus z170i - 7700k with hd630 quicksync enabled - Saphire RX 560 4GB

Whatevergreen + lilu in clover/kexts/10.13 and in clover/kexts/Other

also using IntelGraphicsFixup.kext in clover/kexts/10.13

terrible glitch when using opacity effect in FCPX 10.4 and Bruce x test is above 2 minutes..

Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 7.11.51 PM.png

what went wrong?
 

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