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CPU Choice for Mac Pro 2013

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:13 pm
by NN634969607133502601UL
Hi folks,

What CPU option would be best for running Capture One Pro? I have 64GB RAM and D500 GPU

I'm more concerned about the speed of tethering and rendering, not too much about exporting files. I just want the images to tether as quickly as possible. I'll usually be also running Photoshop and backup software while shooting.

6-Core 3.5Ghz CPU
10-Core 3.0GHz CPU

Re: CPU Choice for Mac Pro 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:33 am
by georgebrooksphoto
I've found that the 6 core 3.5GHz is the sweet spot for most photo work, including Capture One. Its the perfect balance between clock speed and number of cores. I haven't used the 10 core, but I've used the 8 and 12 core models as well and haven't seen any noticeable difference in rendering time vs the 6 core.

Re: CPU Choice for Mac Pro 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:02 am
by NN634969607133502601UL
Thank you! I just found more CPU upgrades :

6-cores at 3.7Ghz
8-cores at 3.3Ghz - is that the 8-core model that you're referring to?

If you were starting from scratch which CPU would you have on your 2013 MacPro photo workstation (cost not a factor in CPU choice)?

georgebrooksphoto wrote:I've found that the 6 core 3.5GHz is the sweet spot for most photo work, including Capture One. Its the perfect balance between clock speed and number of cores. I haven't used the 10 core, but I've used the 8 and 12 core models as well and haven't seen any noticeable difference in rendering time vs the 6 core.

Re: CPU Choice for Mac Pro 2013

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:05 am
by NN635412303032341950UL
I have Mac Pro 2010 with 3.46ghz 4 cores and I have no issue with tethering. Mac Pro 2013 would be much faster than mine for sure.