Post your GPU bench Mac Pro 2006-2007

fhenry

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Hello everybody,

With the Easy upgrade to 10.9, the Mac Pro 2006/7 has acces to the last gpu. We know that there is limitations from the hardware but we dont know it exactly. So if people could post unigine bench with the default setting in full hd for better comparison. May be some octane bench would be also appreciated.

Thx for your contribution
 

666sheep

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I can post tests of 7950, 7970 and GTX 680 4GB later this day, if you're interested. I have only demo of Octane, so maybe Blender Cycles will do instead? Stay tuned.

Edit: due to attchments limit, updated this post with GTX 680 Blender 2.69 Cycles result.
 

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fhenry

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I can post tests of 7950, 7970 and GTX 680 4GB later this day, if you're interested. I have only demo of Octane, so maybe Blender Cycles will do instead? Stay tuned.
yes thx you, i need to change my graphic card, i don't want to buy something useless !
 

666sheep

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Here you go. GTX 680 was the worst performer of these three.
7950 and 7970 are overclocked (7950 much higher, hence scores very close to 7970), 680 runs at stock clocks.

Heaven and Valley are in some % CPU dependent, so results aren't very clear.
Luxmark showed PCIe bandwidth limit penalty more accurately IMO (I got about 10% higher scores in 5,1).
 

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Hello everybody,

With the Easy upgrade to 10.9, the Mac Pro 2006/7 has acces to the last gpu. We know that there is limitations from the hardware but we dont know it exactly. So if people could post unigine bench with the default setting in full hd for better comparison. May be some octane bench would be also appreciated.

Thx for your contribution
Here they are for a 2007 Mac Pro 2,1 with 2 early EVGA GTX Titans/6g SC (GK110A) plus an EVGA GT640/4g: The first one using OctaneRender's RenderTarget DL (11 sec.) and the second using OctaneRender's RenderTarget PT (39 sec) (which was used in Barefeats test - http://www.barefeats.com/gputitan.html - where the one Titan that he used rendered the scene in 95 sec. OctaneRender linearly leverages like GPUs, so two of the Titans used by Barefeats would have rendered that scene in 47.5 sec. The GT640, that I use mainly for making interactivity smooth in scene building and tweaking, didn't appreciably affect the scores: it improved the PT render by 1 sec., but did nothing to improve the DL render (see two small pics below.); thus, the scores with only two Titans are - RenderTarget DL (11 sec.) & OctaneRender's RenderTarget PT (40 sec). So one of my Titan SCc (Super Clocked) would render the scene in 80 sec. using RenderTarget PT.
 

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Hello everybody,

With the Easy upgrade to 10.9, the Mac Pro 2006/7 has acces to the last gpu. We know that there is limitations from the hardware but we dont know it exactly. So if people could post unigine bench with the default setting in full hd for better comparison. May be some octane bench would be also appreciated.

Thx for your contribution
Here is one (36.09 sec.) for a 2007 Mac Pro 2,1 with 2 early EVGA GTX Titans/6g (GK110A) plus an EVGA GT640/4g: Using Mike Pans' BMW BenchMark Scene.
 

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Hello everybody,

With the Easy upgrade to 10.9, the Mac Pro 2006/7 has acces to the last gpu. We know that there is limitations from the hardware but we dont know it exactly. So if people could post unigine bench with the default setting in full hd for better comparison. May be some octane bench would be also appreciated.

Thx for your contribution
Here're three for a 2007 Mac Pro 2,1 with 2 early EVGA GTX Titans/6g (GK110A) plus an EVGA GT640/4g: Using LuxMark's three benchmarks: 1) LuxBall (23,415); 2) Room (1,592); and 3) Sala (3,220).
 

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jakesaunders27

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don't want to turn this thread into a "what works" thread but just a quick question, i have a 1,1 currently which i will put mavericks on soon, once i have installed mavericks can i put the Sapphire 7950 straight into my Mac Pro and it would work? Also will it drive a 4K display or does the PCI bus on the 1,1 not have enough bandwidth

Cheers
Jake
 

fhenry

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Thx all,

It is clear that open cl and octane are not slowed by the Mac Pro but it is less clear for the open gl bench i will have a look to the 5.1 bench with these cards

Rhx again
 

666sheep

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Some more...

This time few AMD 7xxx series cards, in following AMD 7770 1GB, 7870 2GB (Pitcairn), 7870XT (Tahiti LE). 7870XT still as D500 (10.9.1). All overclocked a bit. 7870s work with digital bootscreens, 7770 only with analog (DVI->VGA adapter needed).
As you can see, both Unigine benchmarks are CPU bound.
 

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fhenry

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thx for your contribution, it is clear that the open Gl is cpu limited, the border is between the 5770 and 5870 as bare feats showed. It depends the game engine also probably but we have our answer. For open cl, no limitations, could be used for FPX probably as fast as the newMP ! keep going, some FPX test would be nice !
 

666sheep

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...and another portion...

This time AMD 5850, 6870 and Nvidia GTX 570.
I put a pair 5355s instead of 5160s, so Heaven and Valley scores are ~10% lower than they would be with 3.0 GHz. Used stock OS X drivers for Geforce.
6870 is pretty well OC'ed (as for 6870): 970/4800 MHz vs stock 900/4200.

Due to attachments limit, FCP X BruceX benchmark and Blender Cycles benchmark of GTX 570 in next post.
 

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666sheep

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...and FCP X 10.1

Blender Cycles on GTX 570 performed well, even a bit better than 4GB GTX 680.

I didn't include my latest OC'ed 7950 in BruceX graph, because it overloaded PSU in my 2006 during this test (tried twice). Gotta lower the TDP of 7950 for 2006 :D. 2009 handles this 225W+ card very well.

Performance of 7870 2GB (Pitcairn) is a bit disappointing.
 

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Hello everybody,

With the Easy upgrade to 10.9, the Mac Pro 2006/7 has acces to the last gpu. We know that there is limitations from the hardware but we dont know it exactly. So if people could post unigine bench with the default setting in full hd for better comparison. May be some octane bench would be also appreciated.

Thx for your contribution
28.72 Seconds for Mike Pan's BMW and 56 seconds for Octane Render Benchmark on Mac Pro 2007 with 3 GTX 680s for CUDA support.
 

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Kamerynn

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Hi,

Does the R9 280X run without needing an external PSU?

I have a GTX570 at the moment and i'm a little underwhelmed with the performance so was thinking of upgrading :)

Thanks,

Kam
 

chrisrand

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Hd5870

Does anyone know if the HD5870 can have the 5.0GT/s link speed mod done?

I want to flash mine for EFI boot screen but the instructions for modifying the ROM is a little above my level of tinkering.

I have 5870_uakari_netkas and the fixrom.py but can't seem to get the instruction to work with my firmware. And with the chances of bricking my only card I don't want to take the chances.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And afterwards I will supply some benchmarks on my upgraded MP 1,1 > 2,1 Firmware + SMC, X5355, 32gb, HD5870, SSD. It's a beast as is, but I want maximum performance and full capabilities unlocked.

Thank you
 
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