Dual Quadro M4000 for 5,1 cMP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PowerMike G5, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. PowerMike G5 macrumors 6502

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    I've been using a flashed GTX Titan X lately on my 5,1 Mac Pro for some long-form, intensive 4K video editing and rendering using Adobe Premiere Pro cc. It's been great with no glitches (thankfully!) at all using the Nvidia web drivers and latest MacOs iterations.

    My system is maxed out with most upgrades you could think of for this system and handles the work impressively well. Even so, I'm still looking for ways to maximize my rendering speeds while staying on this platform.

    Does anyone know if a dual Quadro M4000 setup would work with the 5,1 with the webdrivers? It seems like it would, but wanted to check in with people here who may have more knowledge on the matter. I'm working on a film edit over the next year that has a lot of grades & effects. Some of my effects are super intensive, like this adaptive noise reduction that I use for some scenes that already utilizes all 12 cores and the full GPU for the render (when I applying full resources to the scene, it currently renders at about 3.29 frames/sec). I'm hoping a dual-GPU setup will help speed things up a bit more.
     
  2. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    I guess they'd work, but I highly doubt the M4000's would be any faster than your TitanX. These are just down clocked GTX 970's.

    Just for comparison:
    A single TitanX (Maxwell) has ~6.6 TFLOPs of raw compute power, while a single M4000 offers just 2.7 TFLOPs.

    So if you really need more performance, I'd rather install a 2nd TitanX and an external PSU or move to a different platform which doesn't limit your hardware choices...
     
  3. PowerMike G5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Fl0r!an. I was kinda thinking the same thing, but was unsure. I am also interested in the single slot form factor of the M4000 as well, as all my slots are being used, so a 2nd TitanX isn't really of interest at this point.

    I'd like to stay with the cMP for now, so I guess TitanX is the way to go for now, until something like the new AMD WX7100 becomes a viable option.
     

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