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  • Wed, Oct 10 2012 10:28 PM

    • Jim
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    NVIDIA Quadro 2000 or 4000 Mac MC/compatible?

    I'm trying to minimze the time spinning beach balls appear and am looking at upgrading my graphics card from a 2009-era NVIDIA GeForce GT120 to a Quadro 2000D or a 4000. According to Avid's compatibility chart they prefer "NVIDIA GeForce family" cards. However the Quadros, while approved on the PC side, are of a different family and aren't mentioned to be aprroved on the Mac side.

    Is anyone having success with a Quadro (2000 or 4000)? Or perhaps someone has another card they could recommend?

    Many thanks

    - Jim

    Media Composer 6.0.3, MacPro(4,1), 2 x 2.26 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 16GB RAM, OS 10.8.2, NVIDIA GeForce GTX680 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Oct 11 2012 4:53 AM In reply to

    • Tiger_XP
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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro 2000 or 4000 Mac MC/compatible?

    Using the 4000. No beach balls or problems. I have the Vantec (http://www.vantecusa.com/gl/product/view_detail/101)

    Spectrum fan to keep it cool (53c) 

     

    MacPro 2008 3.1 | 34GB Ram | Quadro 4000 980ti 960| MC 8.10 | OS 10.6.8 10.13.6 | MOTU HDX-SDI | ATTO R644| LaCie 324 [view my complete system specs]

     

     

     

     

  • Thu, Oct 11 2012 8:20 PM In reply to

    Re: NVIDIA Quadro 2000 or 4000 Mac MC/compatible?

    The 4000 works fine with MC 6.x. However, it will not provide any benefit with the MC application. The GPU is not used with Mac based MC software.

    Robert

     

     

  • Fri, Oct 12 2012 12:40 PM In reply to

    • Jim
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    Re: NVIDIA Quadro 2000 or 4000 Mac MC/compatible?

    Thanks for the comments. They are much appreciated.

    Media Composer 6.0.3, MacPro(4,1), 2 x 2.26 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 16GB RAM, OS 10.8.2, NVIDIA GeForce GTX680 [view my complete system specs]
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