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  1. #1 Hackintosh vs PC with 1080Ti with RR-X what does it all mean 
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    I have an older:
    Processor: Intel lga1150 i7-4771 3.49GHz
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080Ti
    Red Rocket-X Card
    32 Gb Ram
    OS: X Sierra Hackintosh and Windows 7
    I am speccing out a new machine and decided to run some tests.
    All tests use the same 1 minute Helium 6K FF Footage shot at 10:1
    All clips were output to ProRes 422 LT HD as this is what i use for my Proxies

    Test 1
    OS: X Sierra Hackintosh
    Enabled : GeForce GTX 1080Ti OpenCL
    Enabled : Red Rocket-X Card
    Enabled : 28Gb of 32 Gb Ram
    RedCineX Build 50.5
    Render Time : 0 Mins 45 Secs

    Test 2
    OS: X Sierra Hackintosh
    Enabled : GeForce GTX 1080Ti OpenCL
    Disabled : Red Rocket-X Card
    Enabled : 28Gb of 32 Gb Ram
    RedCineX Build 50.5
    Render Time : 3 Mins 29 Secs

    Test 3
    OS: X Sierra Hackintosh
    Disabled : Graphics GPU
    Enabled : Red Rocket-X Card
    Enabled : 28Gb of 32 Gb Ram
    Render Time : 25Mins 42 Secs

    Test 4
    OS: Windows 7
    Enabled : GeForce GTX 1080Ti CUDA
    Disabled: Red Rocket-X Card
    Enabled : 28Gb of 32 Gb Ram
    RedCineX Build 51.0 With CUDA Enabled
    Render Time : 0 Mins 46 Secs

    Test 5
    OS: Windows 7
    Enabled : GeForce GTX 1080Ti OpenCL
    Disabled: Red Rocket-X Card
    Enabled : 28Gb of 32 Gb Ram
    RedCineX Build 51.0 With Open CL Enabled
    Render Time : 3 Mins 09 Secs

    WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN ????????????

    I will be posting a few more tests using this same footage on other systems in the next few days
    Last edited by Mark van Coller; 08-28-2019 at 09:47 AM.
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    That you don't need proxies when your NLE supports the rocket-x with this kind of content (it's faster than realtime).

    When you spec a new machine and want to be independent of propietery software/hardware and still want to hackintosh(high sierra 10.13.6).

    Keep your GPU (it's pretty good).
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950x $750, fast enough to de-crypt/code/compress the heaviest current 8k.R3D 5:1 24 fps.
    Hackintosh files https://github.com/AMD-OSX/AMD_Vanilla
    ASRock X570 creator (all the normal bells and whistles + 10G LAN + 2x TB3).

    Keep your old machine for final rendering, so you can keep working(you will need a GPU to do the de-bayer).
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    Meh... If you keep the nVidia GPU, you'll be stuck on OSX 10.13 forever if you Hackintosh it. If you go Hackintosh, you'll want an AMD GPU.

    BUT.... If you stay on Windows with an nVidia GPU, you'll be able to take advantage of the latest R3D nVidia support that's starting to show up in some of the latest software releases.

    As for your tests. As you can see, CUDA is getting the job done without the Rocket-X. OpenCL is working without the Rocket-X, but 4X slower than CUDA. OpenCL performance equalizes with CUDA when the Rocket-X is also used. Performance for OpenCL is much better on the newer AMD cards.

    Rocket-X alone is not getting it done, but depending on your processing settings you may have something going on that the Rocket-X does not support. That's the biggest issue with the Rocket-X at this point... It's still a relevant card, but it does not support a lot of the newer R3D processing functions that have come along since its release and those functions fall back on the CPU, killing performance.
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    Some news from the BMD front


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    Re: DRS 16b1/2 macOS Mojave requirement

    PostThu Aug 29, 2019 4:57 pm
    Sorry guys but there are a lot of OS dependencies that require the move to Mojave and soon Catalina. You ultimately will need to make an upgrade choice.


    "Keep your GPU (it's pretty good)." becomes "get a Radeon VII while you still can" when you want to hackintosh.
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