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  • Laptop and 1 GPU performance…

    Posted by Illya Laney on September 6, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    What’s the real time performance for Macbook Pros and 1 GPU Mac Pros? Anyone done benchmarks for those yet?
    Motion Design, Color, Editing
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    Illya Laney replied 13 years, 10 months ago 11 Members · 26 Replies
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  • Ola Haldor voll

    September 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Hold your breath until it’s released and the NDA doesn’t apply, then I’ll tell you. 🙂

  • Jake Blackstone

    September 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Mac pro octo 2.26 GHz with just GT 120- 3 FPS at 1/4 Good.
    My Mac Book Pro 15″ has only ATI GPU. Resolve complains, that no GPU found and doesn’t start

  • Margus Voll

    September 6, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I did test actual beta version on mac book pro.

    I could run red 1/8 r3d on pal playback mode in real time.

    This mac book had 1 ati gpu for regular stuff and nvidia gpu for serious stuff.

    I think it is really powerful for making looks etc at home.
    You have to realize you are running stuff on laptop still. You can not abuse it.
    But still red native files on laptop in realtime.

    I still amazed as hell.


  • Illya Laney

    September 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    People have been posting results all over Twitter for the past week so I think it’s okay to mention frame rates now.
    Motion Design, Color, Editing
    SWGC Incorporated

  • Illya Laney

    September 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Any idea of solo gtx285 or 4800 performance? By the way, I saw your Cyc video on Vimeo yesterday. Great work. I don’t think many people can pull off lens flares like that. You use Knoll and the Copilot flares?
    Motion Design, Color, Editing
    SWGC Incorporated

  • Ola Haldor voll

    September 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I’m no bird guy. I’m a cat person. I would never know what goes on in anyones nest.

    I tested with GTX285 only, on a Mac Pro 2008. Prores in 720p50 and 1080p24 and 1080o25 went real-time with proxy ON. Did not test RED until I got the 2009 with GT120 and GTX285.

  • Jake Blackstone

    September 7, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Thanks, that was Copilot. It was the first time, so, I guess, I went a bit over the top:-)
    If nobody beats me to it, I’ll pull out the 120 tomorrow to see the performance.
    I just saw your other earlier post, where you said you’d been using Resolve all weekend long. Couldn’t you pull the 120 card and tell us about one card performance?

  • Illya Laney

    September 7, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I don’t have a beta version of Resolve. I was just running FCP and Color with the two cards to see if there’s any bugs. Everything is up to date for Resolve specs(besides it being a 2008) so I figure if Color and FCP work without any problems now, it should work fine when I install Resolve.

    I’ll still be using Color because I do a lot of remote work with FCP centric clients so it’s a fairly important test for me.
    Motion Design, Color, Editing
    SWGC Incorporated

  • Ronald Anderson

    September 7, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I experienced some problems in the past running Apple Color with colors and gamma levels not reproducing properly until I installed an ATI Radeon 4870 graphics card. Have used this on my Mac tower with great results for a while now. Lately with dual Red media for stereo 3D. It is my understanding that using NVidia cards may run Apple Color more slowly, but am hoping to see how the color reproduces using them. Had a large Red project in June that required Pro Res 4444 from r3D 3K. It took about 20 hours to render just one hour on Red media. ouch!!!
    Resolve promises perhaps a 2 to 1 render time for full Res Red media.
    Hoping not to have to invest in a whole new system just yet. Best…

  • Jake Blackstone

    September 7, 2010 at 6:05 am

    I see, I guess I misunderstood, sorry:-)
    I just swapped my 2008 octo 2.8 GHz computer for octo 2.26 GHz 2009. The reason being, on 2008 max framerate with R3D is 17 FPS. Dropping the resolution doesn’t seem to help. It’s too bad. But, if you have a Red Rocket installed, then real time performance shouldn’t be a problem.

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