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A New Metal Engine in
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7
Gives A Big Boost

October 14th, 2019 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
Updated with Mojave running
FCPX 10.4.7

Apple released Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 with a new Metal Engine. We used the BruceX project to measure the performance gain compared to FCPX 10.4.6. (We first thought 10.4.7 was for macOS Catalina only but we were wrong. Hence the updated page.)


GRAPH LEGEND

Pro Vega 64 = 2017 iMac Pro 8-core with Radeon Pro Vega 64 internal GPU
Radeon VII = 2017 iMac Pro 8-core with Radeon VII in external eGPU Box

TEST PROCEDURE: Used a stopwatch to time how long it took to export the BruceX project to an Apple ProRes 4444 XQ Master File.

EXPORT BRUCEX PROJECT TO PRORES 4444 XQ
(LOWER Time in Seconds = FASTER)

example of performance gains with Final Cut Pro new Metal Engine

example of performance gains with Final Cut Pro new Metal Engine

 

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 with a new Metal Engine exhibits some serious performance gains -- under both macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina.

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