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YFNspiderman82
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎11-20-2010

So does having a Mac Pro 5.1 mean Im screwed?

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12-09-2010 12:54 AM
I purchased a Mac Pro 5,1 recently.
Im running 12gb Ram and an ATI Radeon HD 5870...I know Smoke 2011 SP4 doesnt support the 5870 but my only options at the time of purchase were the 4870 and my 5870...

Now when I hit the ESC button, or go to side bar or try to Process (render) the video Smoke freezes.
I am running my tutorial footage of the system drive. Ive yet to go out and buy a raid drive to move my footage too. Could the issue be that I'm running the footage of my system drive?

If it is the graphic card, am I suppose to just wait around until (if) it becomes compatible with an update or patch?

Thanks

-Albert
Currently TRYING to LEARN (key words): SMOKE for MAC
Currently using: Final Cut Pro 7, Photoshop/After effects on CS6
Current system:
MacPro5,1
12-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz
RAM: 12 GB
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
OSX 10.8.3
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Blaine Maverick
Posts: 100
Registered: ‎04-05-2010

Re: So does having a Mac Pro 5.1 mean Im screwed?

12-16-2010 11:06 AM in reply to: YFNspiderman82
The new updates should fix compatibility issues with the ATI card. You could also get the NVidia Quadro FX4800 and really put your machine to work.
Kyle Richardson
Smoke Artist / DI Specialist / Editor
www.editroomfloor.com
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YFNspiderman82
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎11-20-2010

Re: So does having a Mac Pro 5.1 mean Im screwed?

12-25-2010 01:39 AM in reply to: YFNspiderman82
Hey Maverick

Thanks for the input. Im hoping the update fixes my issue.

Thanks

-Albert
Currently TRYING to LEARN (key words): SMOKE for MAC
Currently using: Final Cut Pro 7, Photoshop/After effects on CS6
Current system:
MacPro5,1
12-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz
RAM: 12 GB
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
OSX 10.8.3
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