- Dec 18, 2011
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No offense, but I would disagree with your assessment that Pro DAW apps do not require high-end GPU performance, for some of the reasons I've already stated in my post. Furthermore, the 3 major Mac DAWs I own & with which I have experience also include video playback engines - and with the new DP8, you get full HD 720p/1080p video playback. Logic offers full-screen video playback on a 2nd monitor, and Pro Tools also supports HD video playback. All of these apps supporting full screen and/or HD video playback all the while still being required to record & playback + perform the various rendering requirements of your main environment and plugins, etc. requires a lot of horsepower. Using a dedicated GPU in the past (and even now) leaves more CPU cycles for the DAW app to do it's main tasks. Note that on the Pro Tools 10 Specifications page, AVID clearly states that a dedicated GPU card is "...highly recommended."I really dont understand why we are talking about video performance for these applications as these applications do not require high end gpu performance. I really do think that the CPU should be the only processing element that should be considered for pro audio applications.
What FW card were you using? Was it actually PCI? Or PCIe? I'm having some random issues with audio "stuttering" using the on-board VIA FW chipset (only near initial playback...after a few seconds, it seems to iron itself out). But the Syba 1394A/1394B card that many of us are using works flawlessly on this board (at least in my experience thus far). See the link to my music studio 2.0 build for a link to the card if you need more info.Another thing
I use Firewire based audio interface, and had been getting a little bit of noise out of a pci card solution I had.
AGREED! And that work-around you used is a great solution for sure!I bought a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter, shut my machine down, hooked it up, and rebooted. The audio performance is the cleanest it's ever been.
the GA-Z77X-UP5 TH is a great board.
The USB 3.0 is a known issue with this board (I think USB 3.0 generally - someone jump in here & correct me if I'm wrong), and even on certain Apple-branded devices with USB 3.0. So don't feel bad. You might want to get yourself a coupe of these and take advantage of the extra on-board USB 2.0 headers.I do have a question, however. I don't have any USB 3.0 devices. When I plugged 2.0 devices into the rear 3.0 ports, I got some "funny" behavior. I wasn't in the mood that day to do any further troubleshooting, so I just dug out a powered USB 2.0 hub.
What is the drill on the rear USB 3.0 ports?
Thanks much for your kind words - I greatly appreciate it! And I continue to try my best to remain "young at heart" and open to learning new things. Having said that, my bank account may not be so happy about me learning all this new CustoMac stuff LOLBTW Boomr. i have quite a bit of admiration for you based on the thoroughness of your efforts on the forum here. I'm sure that others join me in thanking you for the extra effort.
Let me share something with you, and with others on the board. When I was in business school. I took a behavioral management course. I had to write a paper on "The Management of Change" I was proud of the paper and it was very well received. In that paper, I rewrote the Old Dogs/New Tricks saying to suit my purposes in making a point. What follows is the rewritten version:
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks IF one of his OLD TRICKS is LEARNING new tricks...
I've always been of the mindset that you should get as much power as you can afford. As far as the hyper threading issue is concerned, yes - audio apps like Logic & Pro Tools for sure take advantage of HT technology (so it's not just for video/photo editing). If you can afford the 3770 or 3770K with the GA-Z77Z-UP5 TH, that would give you an amazingly powerful tool!So, you have your Hackintosh for music productions, if you can help me to decide, if for audio, the i7 is recommended, I heard, the i5 3570, is as efficient, like the i7, because hyper threading, is more for Video Applications, and render.
The mother board i was thinking to buy is Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H but I'm be considering to buy Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH, do you think the i7 and the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH, are best option in your experience.
If you can help me, will be helpful for me.
Thank you for your posts, your Hackintosh Modding, is a good job too.