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  • Titan and GTX 690.

    Posted by Rick Turners on June 24, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Where can I get a 690 and/or Titan for Mac?
    Do you just use the regular/pc version?
    If so, does it need to be flashed or something?
    Does it work with 10.6.8 or do I need to upgrade?


    Eric Fiegehen replied 10 years, 10 months ago 10 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Ola Haldor voll

    June 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

    You’ll need 10.8.4 in order to use the latest nVidia GPUs. There’s no Mac version of these cards. There’s a catch: no boot screen if you use the card for GUI.

    I installed a Titan in my MP 2009, but I’m having some power issues. Not sure why.
    During heavy load the Mac shuts down.

  • Rick Turners

    June 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hmph, I dont know if those issues would be worth it considering there is a mac version of the 680? I’m curious how different the cards perform in a single card config?

  • Rohit Gupta

    June 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    The Titan won’t work in a Mac Pro. There’s not enough power. The best card for inside Mac Pro use is the 680 with 2×6-pin power connectors.

    With a Cubix, you can use 4xGTX Titan.

  • Boris Tivchev

    June 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Rohit,

    The Titan should work with an external power supply such as

    Am I right to asume that?


  • Chris Karcher

    June 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    We tried both cards in a 5.1 macpro with cubix. With the Titan we can render out 5K RED to 4k masters @ about 14-20FPS with full res debayer and 3-4 nodes (qualifiers, power windows for sky tracking,etc)

    The Titan edges out the 690 +quadro 4k. We’re staying with the Titan.

    On a side note:

    Now If we can just solve the random black frame issue (it exists with any card we’ve tried) when rendering out +6min of 4k material. Workaround is to roundtrip XML to premiere, and re-render clips with errors (usually 1-3 per 5 min of mastering)

  • Brandon Thomas

    June 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Are you on the latest version of Resolve? Black flashes seemed to be fixed in 9.1.4

  • Chris Karcher

    June 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Yes, we updated to 9.1.4 but still get some flashes. It drove us a little crazy on a 9 minute 4K video we recently finished.

  • Juan Salvo

    June 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    [chris karcher] “Yes, we updated to 9.1.4 but still get some flashes. It drove us a little crazy on a 9 minute 4K video we recently finished.”
    You’re using Titan and 9.1.4? There are two know issues which result in random black frames.

    1) was a bug with large LUTs in the node tree, on kepler GPU cards (680/690)
    2) Is a card without enough RAM to store a large image (680 2GB, 690s)… this would tend to occur much less frequently.

    Issue #1 was fixed with 9.1.4. Issue #2 should not affect the Titans. Are you sure you were processing on Titans and only with Titans? Did you enable the new “use GUI card for processing” function per chance?


  • Christopher Johnson

    June 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Yes, maybe not in a mac, but we have gotten multiple Titans and GTX 690s running no problem in our custom osx workstations.

  • Pepijn Klijs

    June 27, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Custom osx workstation…

    Sounds better then Hackintosh!

    Editor/Colorist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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