nMP D700 Benchmark

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  1. tecnezio macrumors newbie

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    One has to be registered there to watch the JPEG & PDF with the results.
     
  3. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    Something from the article

     
  4. razer macrumors regular

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    Which then makes the price apple is asking stupidly expensive! from the quick google ive done
     
  5. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    Aye, but depends, I did a quick search too and they range from £200 to £400 for 3GB models, so lets assume they are worth £480 due to being 6GB (based on link) and we get two of them so £960 worth of GPU horsepower with the D700s. Makes it a little more easier on the wallet as Apple always adds on a margin.

    Actually, found a 6GB 7970 for £480
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11197-05-40G-HD7970-Vapor-X-Graphics/dp/B0094DVG7U
     
  6. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    Nothing out of line with there entire policy on GPU's in the Pro Towers. They have always used GPU's that are at least 12 months old.

    As for the price, nothing out of the ordinary there either. Given the normal mark up charge and then factor in the additional VRAM, the prices are inline.

    It blows, but they are not doing anything that they haven't done for the past 10 years.
     
  7. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Or a bargain, depending on how you look at it. The D700 is also using the same core and amount of VRAM as the $3000 W9000.
     
  8. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing with these Dx00s cards are simple lol. I guess drivers are a factor we are not adding in to the cost when comparing to consumer 7970s and can hope Apple keep enhancing the driver for the professional market.

    The oMP crowd might be able to benefit from this too by getting dual 7970's and having essentially D5/700s due to OSX drivers seeing them as that and enhancing the cards over their stock drivers?
     
  9. ozbimmer macrumors member

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    I can see dual 7970 being used in oMP as d700 although extra power is needed plus only 6gb VRAM is available compared to 12 in dual D700
     
  10. sparkplug37 macrumors newbie

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    A quick summary of results are:

    Resolve 9 Standard Candle: Winner = 2010 12C 2x280x

    Juan Salvo's Standard Flashlight: Winner = 2010 12C 2x280x

    Sapphire OFX: Winner = 2013 6c D500

    4K Playback: Winner = 2013 12c D700

    4K Spatial NR: Winner = 2010 12C 2x280x

    HD Render: Winner = 2010 12C 2x280x

    ARRIRAW Playback: Winner = 2013 12c D700

    Sony F65 Playback: Winner = 2013 12c D700

    Blackmagic 2.5K BMCC Playback: Winner = 2013 12c D700

    Phantom Flex Playback: Winners = 2010 12c 280x, 2010 12c 2x280x, 2013 12c D700

    RED R3D Playback: Winner = 2013 12c D700

    REDCINE-X GPU Debayer: Winner = 2013 12c D700
     
  11. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Not so simple. In 10.9.2 magic is gone. Apple has changed cards identification in drivers and OpenCL framework. 7970 uses Tahiti XT OpenGL and OpenCL engine, and so far there's no straightforward method to force OS to load D700 one for 7970. Same story is with other 7xxx cards with device IDs matching Dxxx.
     
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    Have they done that to force an upgrade or some other reason?
     
  13. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Haha, yeah cause workstation GPU is essentially the same as their gaming counterpart except for the driver and in this case, memory as well.
     
  14. mBox macrumors 68020

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    This is all that matters to me ;)
     
  15. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    I guess they don't want to give away free Dxxx ;) Performance with "regular" OpenGL and OpenCL engine is 10-15% worse than it was with FirePro ones in 10.9.1 (at least in current beta).
     
  16. mrkennethtong macrumors member

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    Don't understand why don't you guys get me to do it.

    I have every conceivable option on my Mac Pro...
     
  17. goMac macrumors 603

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    The D700 is the W9000 which is the 280x.

    They're all related, yet do a Google search on the price for all three. :)
     
  18. lupinglade macrumors regular

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    Battlefield 4 benchmark w/ D700 would be interesting.
     
  19. Sinx2oic macrumors regular

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    I too would like to see how the CF D700 does with games in windows.

    Unfortunately Mr tong has never posted anything useful. He could always prove me wrong and benchmark as many games as he can with his D700's. But I doubt it. On a positive I think barefeat will be doing it soon anyway. :)
     
  20. ozbimmer macrumors member

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    I think mr kt has the time and money to help you :) My concern is whether it's done properly as it appears that he's technically challenged in many aspects. If he manage to get one done, we still need evidence from other sources :)
     
  21. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Run a specviewperf 11 and 12 pls! :D

    specviewperf 11 because there are more benchmark results to compare to
    specviewperf 12 cause it's supposedly better for AMD FirePros but the result cannot be compared between the two
     
  22. mrkennethtong macrumors member

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    Where do I get this stuff from?
     
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