will XP (specifically Vegas) utilize all 8 cores in a Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by alex189a, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. alex189a macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2007
    Hi, I've been a lurker for a longtime and been using macs since the PowerMac 7500/100 but just ran into an issue I can't find an answer to anywhere else.

    A coworker uses Sony Vegas under XP and would like to switch to a setup with 2 or 3 MacPros but we don't know if the software can utilize all 8 cores. Has anyone had any experience with this or have any ideas how we can find out short of buying a machine to test on?

  2. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    Probably not.

    No pros use Vegas. None. Nada.

    Pay the 1300 for Final Cut Studio.

    Compressor will utilize all 8 cores under the "Virtual Cluster" option. Only encoding sucks up mad crazy power.

    Using Vegas... is just insulting to yourself. Get final cut
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Looks like Version 6 and later can take advantage of dual core/dual processors.

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