Final Cut Pro X - Which Graphics Card

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  1. iovlui

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    Jan 7, 2017 at 3:42 PM #71
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    Hi Rob do you have Sierra on your hack?
     
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    Jan 7, 2017 at 7:12 PM #72
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    No, not bothered to upgrade as couldn't see the point.

    Rob
     
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    Jan 8, 2017 at 5:19 PM #73
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    anyone know if the rx480 is worth installing over the 280x? I primarly use fcpx and would like a boost in performance, ive seen on this site people are using the 480 with acceleration
     
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    Jan 8, 2017 at 5:32 PM #74
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    I would go with either a HD 7970 or R9 280X as these are still the best card for FCPX. The 480 requires you to set iGPU as primary which could give problems in FCPX. I would suggest having a play in a second build but would strongly advise against using in a Primary build that was used as a production machine at this point in time.
     
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    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:38 PM #75
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    The IGP WILL give you problems in FCPX. FCPX doesn't handle multiple GPU architectures very well and it could well offload all the heavy work to your Internal Graphics Processor leaving your 280X cards sitting there twiddling their thumbs. It won't crash but performance may be very hit and miss.

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    Jan 11, 2017 at 12:54 PM #76
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    What would you guys recommend running sierra or El Capitan ? As quoted in another thread people are getting slower benchmarks in fcpx on sierra. Is there any pluses to using sierras as oppose to El Capitan
     
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    Jan 11, 2017 at 9:32 PM #77
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    I have El Capitan as I'm lazy and can't be bothered to upgrade. Nothing in Sierra that interests me.
     
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    Jan 12, 2017 at 12:31 AM #78
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    Hey! What do think about a motherbord for cutting in FCP or in Premiere? I would bild a new hack, and looking for a good motherbord. A have an advice to get a AsRock motherbord. Thanks
     
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    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:37 AM #79
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    The current advice is a Z170 motherboard and associated CPU. Your biggest decision is the GPU, as Premiere is better with nVidia and FCPX is better with AMD, though the differences are narrowing.

    Search the site for this as there are lots of threads on motherboards and it's pointless rehashing them here. This thread is about GPU's not MB's.

    Rob
     
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    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:47 PM #80
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    Hi Rob
    did you solve the sleep/wake problem?
     

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