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FWIW, I just ran BruceX on my H61N-USB3 - 3570K i5 with 8GB RAM and HD4000 @ 1536MB and got 122 seconds. That's not bad, right, considering NO discrete GPU?
Not bad. I don't think any Mac Mini except the newest one could do better.
 
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A pair of 5770 cards work very well, but they are old, oldish :)

The AMD 280X cards *should* work fine. I ran a pair of them on a Z87X MB and had fantastic performance, I moved to a Z97X MB and still have the dual 280X cards which work perfectly well. A single 280X card is still a very good card for use with FCP X.

I run Lightroom and Photoshop as well with no issues, we have around 70,000 photos and flick between them with no problems.

eBay has them for approx £85, check carefully which 280X card you buy as the MSI ones are a little tricky. The Sapphire ones tend to work out of the box.

The only downside I have with the AMD cards is that when I boot into Windows 10, BF1 and BF4 aren't top notch graphics :(
Hi how is your 4k timeline editing experience in FCPX. I have a single r9 280x right now and I need something to help me with multicam videos (at least 2 4k angles) do you think a 2nd 280X will do it or do I need to buy a newer card like a vega 64 or dual rx 580... I could get two rx 580 for about 260,- euro or a vega 64 for 350,- Euro (but most of them seem to be quite noisy). Thanks!
 
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Hi how is your 4k timeline editing experience in FCPX. I have a single r9 280x right now and I need something to help me with multicam videos (at least 2 4k angles) do you think a 2nd 280X will do it or do I need to buy a newer card like a vega 64 or dual rx 580... I could get two rx 580 for about 260,- euro or a vega 64 for 350,- Euro (but most of them seem to be quite noisy). Thanks!
i too would like to know, i have 2 280x running and no trouble running 4k 30fps files but lags badly running 4k 60fps files have to proxy them.
 
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@John V How's your experience been with the 280X?

I also just purchased a Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB but it has had a bunch of glitchy issues in FCPX which is the reason for my Hackintosh. I have been running a pair of Sapphire 7970s but since upgrading to Sierra, they have not been as smooth - system crashes.

I had read that the RX 580 should be OOB for 10.12.6 and 10.13.x (@Stork), but it's just not working out that way.

Are you running FCPX 10.4? What version of Mac OS are you running?

Hi Heinrich!

Believe it or not I finally installed the 280X after 6 months. I didn't want to mess up my current Sierra/Nvidia install. So thought I do a clean install of Mojave with the 280X. Had some issues with black screen during the install (will do another day) so for grins booted with my current Sierra drive and much to my surprise the card works right out of the gate. BruceX is over 4 times faster than the Nvidia card. BruceX test went from 168 seconds to 37 seconds using the R9 280X

Here's my post from the FCP forum. Top is from 2017 - Bottom is from 2/20/2019

John said:
(2017) I've finally upgraded my 4+ year-old Hackintosh to Sierra from Mavericks.

Hackintosh
Intel Core i7 3.39 GHz Sandy Bridge
256 SSD
32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2048 MB
OS - Sierra 10.12.3
FCX 10.3.2

Yikes! Rending time ave: 168 seconds

My guess the reason for the slow time is the video card. I'm running dual monitors from the card, I'm sure that doesn't help.

UPDATE 2/20/2019
I just replaced the above EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2048 MB card with a Sapphire R9 280X 3GB graphics card. Ran BruceX and as always followed the instructions. The R9 280X is over 4 times faster than the GeForce!

Hackintosh
Intel Core i7 3.39 GHz Sandy Bridge
500 GB SSD
32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Sapphire R9 280X 3GB
OS - Sierra 10.12.6
FCX 10.4

Rending time ave: 37 seconds!
 
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Strange, as something slowly, on my Asus r9 270x, Sierra 10.12.6 FCXP 10.3 test brusex 18 seconds, unfortunately now I can not check, ordered a kit with aliexpress on the 2011 socket, as I will come to test on the new platform.
Old platform: Biostar TP 55, Xeon x3440-3,4Ghz DDR3-6Gb 1750Mhz, Asus R9 270X 2Gb Direct CU II TOP, HDD Samsung-1Tb 7200Rpm 32Mb cash.
 
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