71 thousand??? My Vega 64 gets just under 30k.
I guess I’ll have to wait to see how Big Navi will turn out.
Assembled workstations are better than any Mac Pro speaking about the raw power. We can assembly dual xeons and 8 Quadros RTX 8000. We can also add led strips, pumps, pipes and smoke machines inside the case.
Mac Pro 7.1 is a different type of workstation. I will never replace it because this is the only hybrid pc officially supported by MacOS and Windows.
Unfortunately this is the last Intel model. Detaching Windows from the Macs will be a bad move.
That’s almost exactly what I did.
I went with a 32 core 3970x, 255gb of ram and a single 3090. This thing mops the floor with the Mac Pro I spent 30k on for less than a quarter the price!
When Andrey Kozlov leaved Otoy, I decided to use his renderer, then I moved from Octane for Max to Fstorm. It works like a charm also on super heavy scenes, it's fast, super stable. I own several gpu workstations but the last one was based on a Mac Pro because assembled pcs are bulky and heavy. Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, Puget, Bizon, Boxx, Digital Storm, can't design a Mac Pro. Their pcs have tons of running cables, poor finishes, less pci slots, no tb3, no dual os. Architects and designers want a masterpiece on their desktops.It's so depressing that the Mac Pro performance is so far behind. That Windows system you just bought is very affordable with insane performance. Apart from running OSX there are just no advantages to staying on the Mac - even if you configure a maxed out Mac Pro it will still be decimated by a Windows box. The Mac is still a terrible option for professionals, nearly a year after launch and the promised GPU renderers are still not public, and reading the OTOY forum it sounds like Octane is a way off being stable - same old same old Octane then.
I've honestly thought about changing career because of the state of the Mac now.
Their pcs have tons of running cables, poor finishes, less pci slots, no tb3, no dual os. Architects and designers want a masterpiece on their desktops.
This sounds satirical...but I think you're actually being serious. Please don't tell me you're actually being serious. 🤪