Does GPU make CPU faster for audio apps?

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

  1. Mactrunk macrumors regular

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    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
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  3. bsbeamer macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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