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  • Video Card for FCPX

    Posted by John Fishback
    on February 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I’ve been playing with FCPX v1.0 and Lion. A while back, I tried to download 10.0.1 to find my ATI3870 wasn’t the right card. With 10.0.3 I’m ready to commit to a better video card. I’d like to have a CUDA capability (for AfterFX) but have read a lot of posts and reviews that claim the NVIDIA drivers for OpenCL leave a lot to be desired. What video cards are folks using with FCPX?


    MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24″ TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter, PDE enclosure with 8-drive 6TB RAID 5
    FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.3, Motion 4.0.3, Comp 3.5.3, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.3)

    Pro Tools HD w SYNC IO & 192 Digital I/O, Yamaha DM1000, Millennia Media HV-3C, Neumann U87, Schoeps Mk41 mics, Genelec Monitors, PrimaLT ISDN

    Jacob Lanum replied 12 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Russ Blaise

    February 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I had the ATI Radeon HD 3870. But now I installed the ATI Radeon HD 5770. It should run fine on your system.

  • Jacob Lanum

    February 18, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Well after effects doesnt use cuda at all. It uses open gl. Mainly you need cpu cores and ram for AE. Only some effects use the gpu if at all

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