New Mac Pro Buying Tips Needed :)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SamTheeGeek, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502

    SamTheeGeek

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    Hello,

    I was looking at the new mac pro and i am very impressed,

    I wanna buy the Base Model but i do have a few questions please.

    Quad-Core and Dual GPU

    3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor
    12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory
    Dual AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage
    $2,999.00


    1. I have a 4k Sony 65" UHD Display will it run smoothly on HDMI or Thunderbolt 2?

    2. My work is on Final cut pro x and motion, im not doing 4k rendering only 1080p rendering so far will it be more than enough?

    3. Watching 4K downloaded movies, how smooth will it be?

    I think thats about it, final cut pro x youtube videos and watching 4k and 1080p bluray movies and browsing

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    It's hard to tell without having the computer out there, but if it truly has 4 Teraflops of graphics computation, it should handle all that video and be smooth.

    I'd be surprised if there is any stuttering or choking with 4K on a single monitor. We'll see, though.
     
  3. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i hope it does work well without any lag, do you think the screen size 65" effect the 4k resolution on the mac pro
     
  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Screen size has nothing to do with resolution or the amount of pixels. What are you actually asking here?
     
  5. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    SamTheeGeek

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    oh ok :) you answered my question hehe


    I just wish it runs smoothly all around with 4k res, i had bad experience with my previous Alienware desktop on my 65" 4k display, it lagged so bad, windows sucks i guess
     
  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    What graphics cards did you have in the Alienware?
     
  7. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nvidia GTX 660
     
  8. drmyfore macrumors member

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    4K need more VRAM, I think 2999 model's 4GB is enough.
    By the way, I have not found the converter from DP to HDMI 1.4 which can support 4K output, Maybe I know too little?
     
  9. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Without a converter i checked the apple website and it says hdmi on the pro support 4k output
     
  10. drmyfore macrumors member

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    Hi, It's me in your another post...:cool:
     
  11. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hehe well now i see a lot of people recommending the 6 core hmmm im wondering...
     

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