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GTX 970 now at parity with R9 280X in FCP X?

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Hi All - So I had read a post that one of the latest Nvidia web driver updates had significantly improved Bruce X results in FCP X so I decided to throw my 970 in and give it a spin. What do you know but I'm now getting a faster result with the 970 than I did with my 280X.

970 - 23 seconds

280X - 27 seconds

I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this improvement?

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Hi All - So I had read a post that one of the latest Nvidia web driver updates had significantly improved Bruce X results in FCP X so I decided to throw my 970 in and give it a spin. What do you know but I'm now getting a faster result with the 970 than I did with my 280X.

970 - 23 seconds

280X - 27 seconds

I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this improvement?

10.11.3 with 346.03.05f01

This would be HUGE news for our community for sure!

Are you sure it was a clean run and repeatable?

Because those of us who were struggling to get 290(x)/390(x) working, for FCPX reasons over the 970, could now get the best of both worlds (FCPX + CUDA apps) and similar gaming performance on the Windows side. Not to mention lower power draw.

I'd be interested in seeing what the 980 (non Ti) does.
 
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This would be HUGE news for our community for sure!

Are you sure it was a clean run and repeatable?

Because those of us who were struggling to get 290(x)/390(x) working, for FCPX reasons over the 970, could now get the best of both worlds (FCPX + CUDA apps) and similar gaming performance on the Windows side. Not to mention lower power draw.

I'd be interested in seeing what the 980 (non Ti) does.

So I did another round this morning.

Background rendering is definitely off, it shows as unrendered in the timeline and just for kicks I deleted generated project render files after every run.

Still getting 23 seconds but would love to see others confirming this.
 
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So I did another round this morning.

Background rendering is definitely off, it shows as unrendered in the timeline and just for kicks I deleted generated project render files after every run.

Still getting 23 seconds but would love to see others confirming this.

Really great. Too bad nobody else has confirmed it with a few more tests. But it sounds like it's definitely working for you.
 
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For reference on older graphic drivers:
GTX 980
Yosemite 10.10.5 (14f27)
Nvidia WebDriver-346.02.03f01
CUDA Driver Version: 7.5.25
34 seconds
 
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Confirmed improvement :thumbup:

GTX 980 Bios modded @ 1447 Mhz Core / 8000 Mhz Memory (previous test was with same overclock)
El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)
NVIDIA Web Drivers 346.03.05f01
CUDA Driver Version: 7.5.25

19 Seconds !
 
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Confirmed improvement :thumbup:

GTX 980 Bios modded @ 1447 Mhz Core / 8000 Mhz Memory (previous test was with same overclock)
El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)
NVIDIA Web Drivers 346.03.05f01
CUDA Driver Version: 7.5.25

19 Seconds !

That's great news. I think we can conclude that this is confirmed!

For reference, my R9 290 does 16-17s.

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Confirmed improvement :thumbup:

GTX 980 Bios modded @ 1447 Mhz Core / 8000 Mhz Memory (previous test was with same overclock)
El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)
NVIDIA Web Drivers 346.03.05f01
CUDA Driver Version: 7.5.25

19 Seconds !

Thanks for the confirmation. That's quite an improvement!
 
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Confirmed! I'm new to FCP, jsut getting into video making for my business and was a bit worried when I read that even older AMD GPUs outperform the newest NVIDIA ones on FCPX! Luckily I have a spare 4770k and motherboard lying around, so figured would use that and pick up a secondhand AMD card to build a dedicated Hackintosh - this one is dual boot with windows for gaming.

Specs are:
Asus GTX 970 Strix
Asus Z170-K
Intel i7 6700K
16GB Corsair 3000mhz RAM.

I've done the test 3 times, and made sure background rendering was off, and even tried exporting in different pro res formats. I'm getting a time of 24 seconds! Very happy

Bit sad though too as was looking forward to building another PC...maybe when I buy a 1080 I can use that haha.

I dont have the CUDA drivers installed though, does that matter?
 
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