Get FCPX running faster by installing a PC nVidia GeForce GTX570 graphics card in a Mac Pro

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Want more horsepower for your Mac Pro to run Final Cut Pro X and other GPU heavy applications faster? This tutorial shows you how to install a beefy PC GeForce GTX570 HD 2560MB graphics card into your Mac. Adobe fans take note, the CUDA drivers will help speed up Premiere and After Effects.

This is exactly what we like on FCP.co: a reader experimenting to get more performance from his machine. Don't we know that FCPX will max out every GPU pixel shader & CPU cycle you have!

The range of approved graphic card upgrades for a Mac is limited and they're costly, which is slightly annoying as there are a lot of faster and cheaper PC cards out there. One such card is the nVidia EVGA GeForce GTX570 HD 2560MB GDDR5 SLI Ready monster. One reviewer says that render times in a 3D application were cut to 25% of the original.

So with the warning of should you wish to follow Fordee's upgrade example you do so at entirely your own risk, let's run the video! read more...

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