I have an 1G Apogee Duet audio interface which is FW400. You say you are now running FW400 to FW800 to TB (via cable/adapter). While recording how is the latency on Mics and guitars? Was wondering if the additional links in the audio input chain made latency noticeably worse?I have it hooked up to two Monitors (both at 2560x1440), an Audio/Midi Interface (Firewire 400 attached with Firewire 400 to 800 cable to a TB adapter)
I don't do live instrument recording. I have the Saffire Audio/Midi interface to connect my Mac to my Studio Monitors, and to connect my outboard Midi Gear's Audio outputs back to the Mac, so I can't really tell you anything about latency--there essentially isn't any. I can run Logic Pro with a buffer of 128 samples easily.I have an 1G Apogee Duet audio interface which is FW400. You say you are now running FW400 to FW800 to TB (via cable/adapter). While recording how is the latency on Mics and guitars? Was wondering if the additional links in the audio input chain made latency noticeably worse?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znq7OM94PZ4Same with me like Michaeljik: Probably a maxed out iMac would be more than enough for me but the price gap to the "beast" is not that big and I have so many different applications (photography, audio/midi, high end music, office, gaming, etc.) that the nMP which arrives hopefully tomorrow is great and sufficient for years.
And it simply is "geil" as we say in Germany
If they are basically the same and the only big difference is that the i7-4930K can be over clocked then you are saying that the i7-4930K supports ECC memory?The I7 4930k and the E5 1650V2 in the 6core nMP are basically the same processor and reach the same Cinebench15 score, the only(big) difference is that the 4930k can be easily overclocked to outperform the 6core nMP and match the performance of a new 8core
Absolutely not, but I was talking about 3D rendering where ECC ram doesn't make any difference. The two processor have 98% the same features/performance, even the same price. The thing is that all of the 6core in the I7 can be pushed easily and safely over 4ghz for long rendering sessions, so it can be significantly faster and can also use slightly cheaper non ECC memory.If they are basically the same and the only big difference is that the i7-4930K can be over clocked then you are saying that the i7-4930K supports ECC memory?
You can't beat the 4930k performance for that priceI'm aware of the performance of the 4930k; it was (or still might be) my upgrade to my current Windows box. Your render nodes sound like a really smart solution for 3D in general.
My 4930k has 32GB of ram, two 760GTX video cards and Samsung SSDs. I use one for the system and stuff, and shuttle projects on and off the other one. It runs AdobeCC and Cinema 4d very well and strong. I have mild C4d viewport wonkyness, where I grab the zoom viewport tool and it jumps to some weird infinity place and I have to scroll back in. Both otherwise, strong and stable. I'm not an edge overclocker, my Asus X79 deluxe has some automatic BIOS overclock setting and I just used one of those to get 4+GHz on all cores. Stable. Cool on air. Call me weird, I like Win 8.1 just fine, and of course, I can dump the two GTX760 video cards and pop something else in there easily if I need more from the video cards. I combine them in SLI to play Battlefield 4, Wargame Airland and iRacing. The RM850 PS is quiet and the Lian Li case fans only ramp up under load and are never really that loud, though louder than the nMP under load. Honestly, if bang for the buck is a primary concern - an Asus X79 Deluxe and a 4930k is tough to beat. It's a LOT cheaper and faster than the nMP 6c. When you are in AdobeCC or Cinema 4d, you don't really notice the OS all that much. I think the driver situation is better on Windows.Snouter, I'm very curious to know more about your experience in C4D with the 6 core model you've described in your post. I use the same Adobe programs as well as Modo.
I've seen the D500 Cinebench OpenGl scores, but I'm wondering about the stability of C4D on your new machine compared to your 4930k rig.
Were you able to jump into current projects, normal scenes, without issue?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Holy CRAP that was rational!I'm just giving my opinion and take on things. No holy war here, I'm ok with Windows, MacOS and Linux. Spreadsheet nonsense aside, I like my nMP. I'd buy it again. It's about what I thought it would be. It looks great. The build quality is first rate - the video card boards must be the thickest things I've ever seen in a computer. I wanted a Mac I could push and I have that.