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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ultracyclist, Mar 6, 2016.
I'd take any chance to show a picture of my dear hobby-machine, so here it is:
Specifications can be found in my signature. Geekbench says 14000 roughly. The numbers don't really matter as long as the device delivers the performance you need
I like your setup Jeroen, those thin-bezelled Dell monitors are awesome. Nice job on upgrading your cMP, next thing on the list would be a (PCI-e) SSD?
No, a PCI-e is not smart when updating OSX. Tomorrow a Samsung eve 850 250gb will be installed together with an 1tb WD HDD
Why is it not smart?
Its easy for me, installing the new os using an HDD enclosure with USB on my MacBook Pro and then replacing the Boot.efi files. Running on a PCI SSD this is a bit more inconvenient. And the speed difference between those 2 types won't big that big of an issue.
I'm about to do something similar, but I didn't know I had to do anything with the Boot.efi files. What needs to be done and why?
I'm having a Mac Pro 1,1 (firmware upgrade to 2,1) as this Mac is not native supporting El Cap 64bit Boot, the boot.efi files need to be replaced with costum made files in order to boot into the OS.
Ahhh, okay thanks. I understand now, and it's not relevant to my situation.
Not really time for benchmarks but i think i can hold up with "custom" by now....
Mac Pro 4,1
256GB SM951 (via Lycom in case mounted) + 480GB SSD on SATA bay
4 port x4 USB 3.0 card
R9 280X, flashed
R9 270X, unflashed
2 x16 cards in the DVD bay, expanded from internal unused mini PCIe - Full album: https://imgur.com/a/sK0Z0
Using slot 3 as x4 even though it is covered by a 2 slot GPU - by PCIe extension cable and taping the NGFF/M.2 adapter in the case - Full album: https://imgur.com/a/81NVk
And the current setup:
Any recommendations to that PCIe extension cable? I want one as well. I am also running dual GPU at the moment, and would like to recover the remaining slot. Million thanks in advance.
Do I need to get a cable that can turn 90 degree? (On the side that plug into the slot)
I got this one from (german) ebay but you should be able to source them from various Chinese ebay sellers as "PCIe x4 riser":
It bends fine and i see no issues with it, though i had to replace my primary GPU with the secondary one as the cooler was a bit too low on the 280X (ASUS) - It fits under my Gigabyte 270X but *does* lift it a few mm more, the Apple slot lock thingy does hold it firmly in place and the pressure on the board/slot should be fine.
Thanks for the reply, I just a bit worry that the connector will infring the GPU which make it cannot plug into slot 3 (for better cooling, I plug that in slot 3). Will go to check it out if any better connector I can find.
I'm confused-- what's going on in the first half of your post? Are there more than 2 x16 slots?
Nice benchmarks! But why is the E
Unigine benchmark been run at 1600x900? and not at 1920x1080 as that is quit common and representative.
Isnt your Dell monitor capable of full HD?
I just clicked on the "Extreme" preset and let it run. I didn't change any of the settings.
The "preset" is 1600x900 Window mode, can't be change.
My 12 Core @2.66ghz Mac Pro, Retina Macbook Pro 13", various other gadgets -3D Printer, 2D Printer (lol), Bose Soundlink III, etc. etc.!
I think I get a pretty respectable score all things considered from Geekbench.
I work from home btw. www.iinde.com
My setup is very worse at this moment. Obviously I have to share my computer corner with my kids
And this is the benchmark.