Which setup for FCP X

The-cowboy

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Jun 23, 2019
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Hi everyone

I have a problem that I cannot decide upon:

I have a brand new albeit 2018, 6 core MacBook Pro with the 560 graphics.

I already have a 4K usb c monitor, apple keyboard and mouse.

I was about to buy an egpu and a Radeon VII now that the new Mac Pro has been released and is obviously way over my budget. Just to get a boost when I’m in my office for editing.

But it occurred to me would I be better off finding an upgraded 2x6 core Mac Pro 5,1 and putting a Radeon VII in that, with perhaps a usb c pci card for better workflow?

There you go that’s my dilemma! Please help me spend my money wisely.....
 

sevoneone

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May 16, 2010
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My only though on this is that, now that the Mac lineup is compete and being regularly updated again, Apple is going to really start looking for ways to put the squeeze on the unsupported Mac and Hackintosh scenes.

That and QuickSync/accelerated HEVC are probably solid reasons to consider keeping the MBP if your primary workflow is FCP X.

Or sell the MBP and buy a top of the line MacMini, Radeon VII eGPU and decent display. The 6-core mini is a solid performer with TB3 and eGPU support. It's clear Apple intends it to be the mid-range enthusiast desktop.
 

The-cowboy

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Original poster
Jun 23, 2019
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My only though on this is that, now that the Mac lineup is compete and being regularly updated again, Apple is going to really start looking for ways to put the squeeze on the unsupported Mac and Hackintosh scenes.

That and QuickSync/accelerated HEVC are probably solid reasons to consider keeping the MBP if your primary workflow is FCP X.

Or sell the MBP and buy a top of the line MacMini, Radeon VII eGPU and decent display. The 6-core mini is a solid performer with TB3 and eGPU support. It's clear Apple intends it to be the mid-range enthusiast desktop.
 

kohlson

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Apr 23, 2010
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Does your workflow demand a Radeon VII? FCPX is pretty well tuned for your set up on the MBP.

FCPX uses systems resources pretty efficiently at various parts of the workflow. 4K works pretty well on 2015 MBPs with FCPX - no complaints from a friend with a video production house.