Has Bare Feats helped you? How about donating to Bare Feats?


feed







Buy the iPad Pro at Apple.


BARE FEATS LAB - real world Mac speed tests

2019 Mac Pro with Afterburner - Part Two

May 8th, 2020 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

Here are some scenarios where the Apple Afterburner speeds up the transcoding on the 2019 Mac Pro.


Apple Afterburner Card

GRAPH LEGEND

With Afterburner
= Afterburner installed and active in 2019 Mac Pro 12-core
Without Afterburner = Afterburner removed from 2019 Mac Pro 12-core (or disabled in DaVinci Resolve Preferences)

TEST MULE
2019 Mac Pro 12-core 3.30GHz W-3235 CPU, 96GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 ECC memory, 1TB PCIe based flash internal storage

Final Cut Pro X Transcode of 4K RAW ProRes to 4K ProRes 422
With the Afterburner, the task is completed 43% faster. (LOWER Time in Seconds = FASTER)

Final Cut Pro X ttranscode from 4K RAW ProRes to 4K ProRes 422 - using Afterburner

Compressor Transcode of 4K RAW ProRes to 4K ProRes 422
With the Afterburner, the task is completed 15% faster. (LOWER Time in Seconds = FASTER)

Compressor ttranscode from 4K RAW ProRes to 4K ProRes 422 - using Afterburner

DaVinci Resolve Transcode of 8K R3D to 4K ProRes 422
With the Afterburner, the task is completed 18% faster. (LOWER Time in Seconds = FASTER)

DaVinci Resolve transcodes 8K ProRes 4444 XQ to 4K ProRes 422 - using Afterburner

 

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

With more experimentation, we found the above transcoding scenarios where Apple's Afterburner Card speeds up video transcoding.

An added bonus, demonstrated in Part One, is that the Afterburner takes over part of the the main Mac Pro processor load freeing it to render other tasks.

 

Comments? Suggestions? Feel free to email me, Follow me on Twitter @barefeats.

WHERE TO BUY APPLE products:
USA readers can help BareFeats earn a commission by
clicking THIS TEXT LINK or on any of our Apple display ads when considering a purchase.

Readers in Australia can support us by clicking our link to the Apple Store AU.

Readers in United Kingdom can support us by clicking our link to Apple Store UK.

OTHER GOOD SOURCES
Trans International sells various Mac upgrades including memory and storage for both old and new Mac towers

Other World Computing sells memory, eGPUs, storage, and used Macs.

B&H Photo Video sells Apple Macs, GPUs, eGPUs, displays, storage, etc.

Funding of 2019 Mac Pro test unit for BareFeats Mad Scientist on his 75th Birthday

Has Bare Feats helped you? How about helping Bare Feats?

copyright 2020 Rob Art Morgan
"BARE facts on Macintosh speed FEATS"
FEEDBACK or QUESTIONS?