My 2008 8 core with 12gb RAM and Radeon 5870 did 123 seconds.
My just arrived top BTO iMac (3.5) with 1 TB fusion drive but the GTX775M 2 GB video card, not the 780 with 4 GB…
with 8 gb ram did 63 seconds
with 24 gb ram did 58 seconds
tomorrow will try with 4TB (2x2TB) RAID 0 in external Thunderbolt 1 enclosure
On page 1 an iMac with the 4GB card did 52 seconds, but it doesn't say how much ram.
clintstuckey I assume you tried your testing with a fresh reboot. I don't know the video card you have. This test seems to rely on CPU, GPU, and RAM - have you tested your RAM? Just a thought...
I am looking to move from my wife's 2010 MBP to a new iMac for FCP X HD hobby editing (multicam HD videos 4-5 times a year is all i do). I was trying to see if I could get away with a 21-inch and so run the test today at an apple store... and also on our current good old machine - thanks for the publishing the test, here are the three benchmarks:
Mid-2010 2.4Ghz MBP, GT 330M, 8GB RAM, 750GB 3rd party "fushion" drive ... 1,350 seconds (yes, I really waited for it to complete!)
All three systems were running Mavericks and had nothing else running. Hope this is helpful for those how are looking for a 21" inch. If anyone has a new late-2013 iMac 21" with the 3.1ghz i7, with 16GB RAM and a 1TB fushion drive, I would love to learn what results you got... that's the one I am thinking to buy, but not sure how much faster it will be (will be b/w 97 and 50 seconds I guess).
MacPro4,1 early 2009 2.93 GHz 8 core Nehalem
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
OS X 10.9
SSD as main drive rendering to 7200 rpm drive
This looks like about the third Mac Pro with specs nearly the same.
I would really like to see a comparison with one of the new Video cards that are out like the 7950.
If there was much improvement perhaps I could postpone a new Mac Pro purchase.
I find on my late 2008 Mac Pro that Mavericks gives me plenty of great performance. May not be greatly noticeably snappier, but not any slower at all. I do find the new features are making my overall OS workflow faster. Navigating the Finder is WAY easier and faster now, once you get the hang of it.
Interesting to see that FCPX doesn’t scale very well with multiple GPUs (yet). Especially with enabled Intel HD everything is bottlenecked by the internal graphics (at least on my Hackintosh). LuxMark on the other hand scales much better:
Scene: Sala (Medium Benchmark)
1x ATI 2260-2440
2x ATI 4670
2x ATI + Intel = 4900
But I guess that’ll change with OSX 10.9.1 and FCPX 10.1 with support for the new mac pro.
I haven't tested it. In theory it should be compatible since it's just a relabeled 7970. Only problem is the power supply - the 7970/280x need 1x 6-Pin and 1x 8-Pin connector (some need 2x 8-Pin) but the MacPro only has 2x 6-Pin. So you'd need an extra power supply just for the GPU.
Some people (see macrumors.com) just use a 6-Pin to 8-Pin adapter and say it runs fine, but I wouldn't want to risk frying my PSU or Logic Board.