Does GPU make CPU faster for audio apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mactrunk, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Mactrunk macrumors regular

    May 12, 2005
    MP 5,1 with 5770.
    Primarily used for audio apps...
    Logic, Digital Performer, etc.
    I don't use it for games.

    Would a better GPU increase my overall processing speed?
  2. Tesselator, Mar 20, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013

    Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
  3. bsbeamer macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2012
    What specs/core speeds are in your current 5,1? Dual or single CPU configuration? Do you have an SSD for main OS drive? Using anything special for a scratch disk?

    Probably better chance to get a speed/performance bump from those options than from a GPU for audio work, if you're looking at cost/benefit.
  4. DPUser macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2012
    Yes, SSD and, possibly, CPU upgrade would be far more likely to be beneficial. If, for example, your 5,1 is a quad-core, you could drop in a hex 3.33 for $600 and see a significant boost in processing power. SSDs are also great for OS, samples and scratch drives. Don't forget RAM, too.

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