New AMD R9 360, 370 and 380 are rebadged models

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ShawnF, May 7, 2015.

  1. ShawnF macrumors regular

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    And the article also mentions that these models are all OEM-specific parts, which means nothing to the enthusiast upgrade market. If AMD isn't releasing new silicon for their retail GPU line, they're in big trouble - and I doubt that's the case. They need something that properly competes with Maxwell and they don't really have that yet...
     
  3. TheStork macrumors regular

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    Another year, another rebadging. (Both nVidia and AMD/ATI do it.) The good news is that my Sapphire 7950 Boost card will endure as long as my 2008 Mac Pro. :D
     
  4. ShawnF thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of upgrading to a 7970 myself to improve FCPX performance.
     
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    Glad I don't have any AMD stock

    These guys can't get it past the infield.

    Thank goodness their crippled, hot running chips are cheap so Apple can afford them.
     
  6. drx1 macrumors newbie

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    oye ... AMD is not "cheap" and most GPUs run "hot" ... also, this is a bit dated, yet I think relevant
    "The Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition is fastest in three out of four Pro App tests featured on this page. It shines in Pro apps that use OpenCL for GPU accelerated effects. The NVIDIA GPUs are strongest in CUDA accelerated apps like Premiere Pro -- though there are exceptions as you notice the Radeon HD 5870 outperforming all GPUs including the 7950.

    The Radeon HD 7950 was beat by the 2012 iMac's GeForce GTX 680MX in all three Game tests. But it was a strong second in two and 'sort of' tied for second in TF2."
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    http://barefeats.com/gpu7950b.html
    Yes, nVidia is great for CUDA stuff and some games. AMD is ok for some games and great - it would seem for OpenCL, which is also great for a display that is about 14M pixels (5K iMac).

    The AMD FirePro's and nVidia Quadro's are even better - for pro apps - but a bit pricey.
    It would be nice if the new MacPro's used a standard video card form factor.
     
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