Multiple Cores
  • User avatar
    madsmeskalin
    activ8 member
    Posts: 76
    Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:59 pm
    Location: Norway, Denmark & Hungary
    Contact:

    Multiple Cores

    by madsmeskalin » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:59 pm

    Does modul8 support multiple cores? Does it matter if I have multiple cores, or is it not really any difference?
    www.madsmeskalin.com - where dreams (notably mine) come true
  • User avatar
    madsmeskalin
    activ8 member
    Posts: 76
    Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:59 pm
    Location: Norway, Denmark & Hungary
    Contact:

    by madsmeskalin » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:20 pm

    Please help me, I',m in the process of buying a mac pro, but I dont want to spend unneccessary amount of money :)
    www.madsmeskalin.com - where dreams (notably mine) come true
  • Vibber
    super8 member
    Posts: 161
    Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:02 pm

    by Vibber » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:24 pm

    In most cases multiples cores are not the issue. The speed of the CPU however does make some kind of difference.
    However the main reason for having a MacPro is the graphics cards you can put into it - you just don't have the same options on a laptop.

    So have a close look at what card you put into your new machine. The gpu and the amount of VRAM is really what counts.

    Also for us, we use MacPros all the time because we do multi projections with all slots filled out with graphics cards.
  • User avatar
    madsmeskalin
    activ8 member
    Posts: 76
    Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:59 pm
    Location: Norway, Denmark & Hungary
    Contact:

    by madsmeskalin » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:44 pm

    So what are the best graphics cards for use with modul8 and matrox triplehead2go?
    www.madsmeskalin.com - where dreams (notably mine) come true
  • User avatar
    madsmeskalin
    activ8 member
    Posts: 76
    Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:59 pm
    Location: Norway, Denmark & Hungary
    Contact:

    by madsmeskalin » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:47 pm

    I´m buying a Mac Pro in a couple of days but have a couple of questions regarding:

    1. What is the best GPU card for use with modul8 and matrox triplehead2go?

    2. What is best between ssd harddrives or a traditional harddrive raid (with raid card) I saw on the apple store there is no hardware raid for ssd´s, but does that matter?

    3. Would I be better off choosing a quad core, than an 8 core if it saves me alot of money?
    www.madsmeskalin.com - where dreams (notably mine) come true
  • ilan

    by ilan » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:16 pm

    1. Generally, the more Video Ram you have on your video card, the better.

    2. SSD drives are amazing. Your clips will load a lot faster. But be aware that you will still need to keep them small so that they will all fit in RAM. That said, if you do have a clip that streams from disc, this will be a lot faster.

    3. Go with the quad for now, unless someone begs to differ.
  • vjspetto
    member
    Posts: 12
    Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 10:45 pm
    Contact:

    by vjspetto » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:59 pm

    Just to keep in the records:

    Recently I ve setup a MacPro Quad, 4GB Ram and 2 ATI 5770.
    This cards has 3 outputs each. Then I did
    1 monitor thru 1 Display Port
    3 projector thru the others 3 Display Ports
    2 TripleHeads thru the others 2 DVIs (6 outputs)

    TOTAL 9 outputs using Advanced Output + 1 to monitoring.

    4 SATA HDs 2TB each. Movies are balanced thru HDs - no RAID.
    Total movie size 5760x480. It works smoothly.

    I will try change the DP to another 3Head DP Edition. I ll keep you informed.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests