- Oct 5, 2017
- Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
You know, I honestly had no idea the AMD cards performed better when exporting video in FCP X. That really is interesting.What is most impressive to me, other than the really beautiful look of the Silver Phanteks case (with Apple Logo) is the OpenCL score on your Coffee Lake system compared to the upgraded older 5,1 Mac Pro. Over 130,00 points compared to just under 17,000 for the 5,1 system. When you look at the cost today of buying a used 5,1 Mac Pro, it makes the choice of which way to go very easy, especially if you edit video in FCP X. The speed of the NVME drive doesn't hurt either. The 4K video export times are also greatly improved when using AMD graphics as opposed to Nvidia. The RX580 8GB sells for about USD 350 today. The RX480 is a slightly older version of the same card. We all know how expensive the 1080 Ti is today.
I merely selected the RX580 because of the native support in High Sierra and that would be one less thing to worry about tinkering with with the Nvidia drivers, etc. No clue even the older RX480 outperformed the 1080 Ti. Great info, and thanks for sharing.