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Basemark Results for fast GPUs in the Pro Macs

March 13th, 2020 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

A reader suggested testing with the Basemark cross-platform GPU benchmark. We tried it on the 2019 Mac Pro, 2017 iMac Pro, and 2010 Mac Pro using the some high-end macOS compatible GPUs.


GRAPH LEGEND

VII in 12MP = AMD Radeon VII (16GB HBM2 memory) in 2019 Mac Pro 12-Core
VII in cMP = AMD Radeon VII (16GB HBM2 memory) in 2010 Mac Pro 12-Core
Pro Vega II in 12MP = AMD Pro Vega II (32GB HBM2 memory) in 2019 Mac Pro 12-Core
RX 5700 XT in 12MP = ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT (8GB GDDR6 memory) in 2019 Mac Pro 12-Core
RX 5700 XT
in cMP = ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT (8GB GDDR6 memory) in 2010 Mac Pro 12-Core

Pro Vega 64 in iMP = AMD Pro Vega 64 (16GB HBM2 memory) in 2017 iMac Pro 8-Core

TEST MULES:
2019 Mac Pro 12-core 3.30GHz Xeon W-3235 CPU, 96GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 ECC memory

2010 Mac Pro 12-core 3.33GHz Xeon X5680 CPU, 96GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC memory
2017 iMac Pro 8-core 3.20GHz Xeon W-2150B CPU, 32GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory

Basemark
Ran the Metal test in High quality. (HIGHER Score = FASTER)

Basemark scores for fast GPUs in Mac Pro towers

 

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

Basemark gives the Radeon VII a slightly higher score than the Pro Vega II and a 12% higher score than the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

But, as we've said before, the Radeon VII's fans go crazy when you put the Mac Pro to sleep. The Radeon RX 5700 XT will sleep, but the 2019 Mac Pro crashes when it wakes up (unless the Apple MPX is removed).

How do fast macOS Metal compatible GPUs compare to the same GPUs running under Windows Vulkan? And what about the best NVIDIA GPUs?

Basemark scores for top GPUs running Metal versus Vulkan

Don't you wish NVIDIA and Apple would come together and make GeForce RTX GPUs work under macOS Mojave and Catalina?

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