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Mac Pro Video Card upgrade

Postby Shere Kaan » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:28 am

Currently I have an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB graphics card.

I notice that even with 12GB of RAM, my meters are slow in all version of Cubase 7. I'm pretty sure I had this problem in version 6 as well. I can also note that the GUI becomes less responsive as I add more tracks to my projects.

So my question is, if I upgrade my Mac Pro's graphics card to an ATI Radeon HD 5770 or 5870, will Cubase respond better graphically?
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Re: Mac Pro Video Card upgrade

Postby JCschild » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:03 pm

highly unlikely its more the age of the system most likely
however if using Waves, nebula and a few other than like to have a very good open GL card.. (NVidia preferred)
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Re: Mac Pro Video Card upgrade

Postby curteye » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:29 am

JCschild wrote:its more the age of the system most likely


Aloha guys and +1.

I am currently '(curt)eyeing' that new MacPro I saw at the keynote.

Nice!!! And I want it now!

Because when you think about it, even 'that beast' will one day
start to run slower and will eventually also become a door stop. :)

That's why we want it now!

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Re: Mac Pro Video Card upgrade

Postby Shere Kaan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:45 am

JCschild wrote:highly unlikely its more the age of the system most likely
however if using Waves, nebula and a few other than like to have a very good open GL card.. (NVidia preferred)


Also, Snow Leopard performed way better than Mountain Lion in my opinion. I'm running a dedicated system for music production. This system shouldn't be slowing down unless newer Cubase versions are becoming more resource hungry.
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Computer: 2008 Apple Mac Pro 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 12 GB 800 MHz DDR2 Memory
Operating System: OSX Snow Leopard, 10.6.8
Music Production Software: Cubase 7
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Audio Interface Software: TC Near Version 2.5
Synthesizers: Access Music Virus TI|2 Polar Version 4.5.3.00
Drum Machine(s): Native Instruments Maschine MK2
DSP Hardware: t.c. electronic PowerCore X8, Universal Audio UAD2 Duo [PCIe" target="_blank">
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