Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Final cut pro x graphics card

    Member Since
    Nov 30, 2011
    Posts
    12
    Final cut pro x graphics card
    The mac mini and the 13 inch rmbp's only have an intel 4000 graphics card.

    The 15 inch rmbp has both intel 4000 and nvidia geforce cards.

    Looking for pros and cons for use with FCPX. Do I need the geforce?

    I am looking to upgrade from mbp 17" early 2011.

  2. #2
    Final cut pro x graphics card
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,292
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Simple answer: Dedicated graphics is always better.

  3. #3
    Final cut pro x graphics card

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2010
    Posts
    472
    Specs:
    21.5 iMac 3.06 ghz 12gb ram 500g HD iPad 2 16G
    But not necessarily necessary...Depends on the size/intensity of your projects...I have a late 2009 base iMac w/12gb RAM. I'm pretty happy with the performance of FCP X on my machine. FWIW

  4. #4
    Final cut pro x graphics card
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,292
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    The 2009 base iMac that you own has a shared graphics card. In other words, it shares memory with the system's memory. The Mac Mini and 13" MBP the OP is referring to have a graphics card which borrows memory from the system while the 15" MBP has both types. Your experience with FCP is not typical. As stated, dedicated graphics is always better regardless of what you're running.

  5. #5
    Final cut pro x graphics card
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,970
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    YES, a discrete video card is better, but the question is CAN Final Cut Pro X work with the Intel 4000 chipset, and the answer is YES.

    Apple (Canada) - Final Cut Pro X - Requirements and Tech Specs

    Obviously the 15" with both would be the best choice of course.

  6. #6
    Final cut pro x graphics card

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2010
    Posts
    472
    Specs:
    21.5 iMac 3.06 ghz 12gb ram 500g HD iPad 2 16G
    My point ...^^ And unless your George Lucas quite handily...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Macbook pro early 2011 final cut causes graphic card glitches
    By mircobeake in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-31-2013, 09:36 AM
  2. Final Cut Pro Graphics Card
    By paulh7300 in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-07-2013, 03:41 PM
  3. Final Cut Studio - Graphics card
    By Quantum Flux in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-21-2008, 08:00 AM
  4. Problem with Graphics card for Final Cut Pro
    By Simbad54 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-10-2007, 12:11 AM
  5. Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express.....whats the diffrence???
    By jamieemm in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-10-2006, 11:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •