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What tasks fcpx rely on VRAM? 17 Sep 2017 15:26 #90605

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Considering the new macbook pro, which would be the difference between 2gb or 4gb of GPu VRAM on fcpx?
Render, playback, GUI smoothness, titles?

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What tasks fcpx rely on VRAM? 17 Sep 2017 15:32 #90608

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HUGE difference in performance for things like 3D text. Rendering and export are real-time functions, so how much gets buffered will have minimum impact between 2 and 4, but some improvement, minor though. GUI smoothness won't change. Playback may improve very slightly, but not much. That will depend on the power of the GPU, not how much VRAM is has (just like rendering).

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What tasks fcpx rely on VRAM? 17 Sep 2017 15:38 #90610

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Many thanks Ben!
I've just read your helpfull article on hardware: www.macprovideo.com/hub/final-cut/final-...basic-hardware-guide
But this specific thing was still not clear to me.

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What tasks fcpx rely on VRAM? 17 Sep 2017 15:47 #90611

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Many thanks Ben!
I've just read your helpfull article on hardware: www.macprovideo.com/hub/final-cut/final-...basic-hardware-guide
But this specific thing was still not clear to me.

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Pablo
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What tasks fcpx rely on VRAM? 17 Sep 2017 17:15 #90612

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One thing that was found out in a recent thread is that the maximum frame size is limited by your VRAM in pretty much any application, not just FCPX, so if for some strange reason you are doing enormous videos, (for a billboard? or who knows what.) you might want to take that into consideration.

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What tasks fcpx rely on VRAM? 17 Sep 2017 21:39 #90614

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Bear in mind all the components work together. Tons of VRAM don't mean much if you only have 4GB RAM, or a 1Ghz CPU.

Get the 4GB VRAM, as much RAM (16GB min) you can afford, and the fastest GPU you can afford. If nothing else, it makes your long term investment last longer before you absolutely need more powerful hardware.

Skimping now means you pay more later.

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