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    What configuration of iMac would I need to replace my MacPro? I have a 2013 MacPro. I have a twenty year long mac habit. Most of my images are 4K RAW, 3:1. I have two annoying issues with it. First, I need to use all the tricks in the manual to optimize playback, and it is still choppy. The second is that rendering out a 1080 timeline is 10 fps max, and sometimes crashes. My media and output drives are ssd raid 0(2 ssd each), speed test is good. System Specs below.

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    I'm in a similar place. What kind of speed do you get out of the raided ssd's?

    Be curious to see a test run from a flashed Nvidia card as opposed to the AMD. I know Blackmagic says that Open CL is just as good as CUDA but I'd love to see a benchmark test. Here's an interesting link: https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/v...79942&p=442655.

    I've found some really helpful people here: https://www.liftgammagain.com/forum/...ms/cpu-gpu.44/

    And here: https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/mac-pro.1/
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    FYI I'm rendering right now coming out between 14-17 from UHD RAW 3:1. I'm using a macvidcard flashed Nvidia GTX 770, a long out of date GPU. Like you waiting for apple to do something and wondering if I should just give up and go to the alternative solution for much less money.
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    Marshall, thanks for your comments. I am specifically interested in the iMac Pro, if it has a configuration that would be a significant performance improvement....or not.
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    Yeah mines craped out. I had to build a Hackintosh - 6 Core Intel i7-8700K 4.7GHz TurboCore Processor CPU, 64 GB Crucial Ballistic Sport LT PC4-22400 RAM, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 Drive, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 with 3584 CUDA cores and Blackmagic Design Fairlight PCIE Audio Accelerator Card
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    Quote Originally Posted by daydreamersproductions View Post
    Yeah mines craped out. I had to build a Hackintosh - 6 Core Intel i7-8700K 4.7GHz TurboCore Processor CPU, 64 GB Crucial Ballistic Sport LT PC4-22400 RAM, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 Drive, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 with 3584 CUDA cores and Blackmagic Design Fairlight PCIE Audio Accelerator Card
    Thank you, I appreciate the Hackintosh description. It may come to that!
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    One thing I'm curious about is that I keep hearing that BRaw uses much less of everything on both the GPU and the CPU. Kinda like having a new system. It doesn't really help with older projects but could be a huge help with new ones. I know CDNG required some O-O-O-MPH compared with people using ProRes or equivalent.
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    New Mac Mini maxed out (with 6-core i7 processor) + Sonnet eGPU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Harrington View Post
    One thing I'm curious about is that I keep hearing that BRaw uses much less of everything on both the GPU and the CPU. Kinda like having a new system. It doesn't really help with older projects but could be a huge help with new ones. I know CDNG required some O-O-O-MPH compared with people using ProRes or equivalent.
    To get decent playback, I cache both DNG and H264 material while editing or grading. They are slow to work with, but cached and background rendered performance is ok. I don't set the interval for background chacheing too short, or the drag on interface response is tremendous. No Braw for my Mini 4.6k��.
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