cMac Pro with 980ti cinebench results

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by spideyrsf, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. spideyrsf macrumors newbie

    spideyrsf

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    Hi Guys,
    recently i updated my mac pro 2010 with a 980ti evga. Trying cinebench i got a result of 60fps on openGL. Looking on internet i saw 980ti normally gets mostly double points! How is your results?
    My configuration: mac pro 2010, 2x 3.46 12 cores, 64 ram, pci ssd and el capitan 10.11.6 with last nvidia webdrivers. thanks!
     
  2. owbp macrumors 6502a

    owbp

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    Cinebench benchmark is good for looking at all those cores/threads doing their job at CPU bench. :)
    OpenGL bench is largely influenced by the single core CPU speed, so not really relevant GPU bench IMO.

    While on cMP1,1 i had worse result with HD7950 than 5,1 with HD5770 - so clearly CPU influenced result.
    I guess that those results with double points compared to yours are with some modern CPUs?
     
  3. spideyrsf thread starter macrumors newbie

    spideyrsf

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    Hi thanks for reply, honeslty idk exactly, i was surfing in some forums and read about that. I'm a bit confused just because i come from a 680 and working in c4d, i don't see any improvements about viewport. So i idk if my card is working properly or not
     
  4. owbp, Jan 31, 2017
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    owbp macrumors 6502a

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    Well you could try some GPU only benchmarks and compare that with online results.
    Good ones, that come to my mind, are Luxmark (v3.1 and 2.0), Geekbench 4 (Compute Test), GFXBench GL and CompuBench CL (both free on App Store), Unigine Valley and Heaven benchmarks...

    Edit: Also, there is possibility that C4D is so CPU dependent (single core) that there is virtually no difference between those two cards. But I don't know about that since I have never used it.
     
  5. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    Cinebench / Cinema4D is heavily CPU bound. There's not much you could do about it, as you're already running the fastest Xeon CPUs, the installed GPU most likely won't matter.

    Performance should be better in Windows because of lower CPU overhead in drivers, but for a real speed bump there's no way around dumping the cMP and upgrading to a more recent platform IMO.
     
  6. Asgorath macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, this is discussed in my FAQ thread at the top of the forum. Cinebench is a terrible benchmark that doesn't stress a modern GPU at all.
     

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