Using the nVidia 9600M with Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Simon 5000, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Simon 5000 macrumors member

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    I own a new Macbook Pro 15'', and was wondering, when Snow Leopard comes out, will there be more of a reason to use my 9600M card? Will there big a bigger difference when it comes to editing video and just doing stuff in general?
     
  2. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    If the video editing software becomes Open CL Compatible, then it is safe to say 9600 will give you a 2x performance boost.

    Other than that you will not notice anything at all.
     
  3. Simon 5000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is iMovie 09' going to be Open CL compatible?
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Updates to the QuickTime libraries might (MIGHT!) add OpenCL acceleration to encoding/decoding of various video formats. Anything else will require changes to iMovie itself, which Apple will likely just throw in with iMovie '10.
     

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