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    MACBOOK Pro 16 GPU choice for C1 Pro ?

    i'm in the process to buy a new macbook pro 16", but i don't know what gpu to choose...

    i remember that at launch, C1 was slow with these machines... GPU optimisation problems...
    is it fixed ?

    there is now 4 different options :

    AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 Go GDDR6
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 Go GDDR6
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 Go GDDR6
    AMD Radeon Pro 5600M 8 Go new with HBM2

    The 5600 is too expensive for me, and probably overkilled for photo.
    Anyway, i need 1To ssd, so i was in the process to buy the A9 with the 5500M

    regular prices, the 5500M 8Go is just + 125 euros over the 4Go.
    but, here in France the street price for the base regular A9 with the 5500M 4G is 380 euros cheaper than the one with the 8Go.

    Is there a major difference in C1 and Psd with large files ( Fuji GFX 50r ) using the 5500M 8Go VS 4Go ?

    Thanks

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    Re: MACBOOK Pro 16 GPU choice for C1 Pro ?

    The problem with these analyses is that software changes over time, and generally moves towards heavier GPU usage and better use of multiple cores. Get the most of either that you can afford.

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    Re: MACBOOK Pro 16 GPU choice for C1 Pro ?

    Rereading Diglloyd s macperformance blog ....C1 makes extensive use of GPU s and very poor use of Core s . LR is the opposite ..much faster with more cores . I would always go with the most GPU speed I could afford ....I expect that the MacBook 16 would be a 3 year life
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    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    i'm in the process to buy a new macbook pro 16", but i don't know what gpu to choose...

    i remember that at launch, C1 was slow with these machines... GPU optimisation problems...
    is it fixed ?

    there is now 4 different options :

    AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 Go GDDR6
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 Go GDDR6
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 Go GDDR6
    AMD Radeon Pro 5600M 8 Go new with HBM2

    The 5600 is too expensive for me, and probably overkilled for photo.
    Anyway, i need 1To ssd, so i was in the process to buy the A9 with the 5500M

    regular prices, the 5500M 8Go is just + 125 euros over the 4Go.
    but, here in France the street price for the base regular A9 with the 5500M 4G is 380 euros cheaper than the one with the 8Go.

    Is there a major difference in C1 and Psd with large files ( Fuji GFX 50r ) using the 5500M 8Go VS 4Go ?

    Thanks
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    Re: MACBOOK Pro 16 GPU choice for C1 Pro ?

    I have the 5500m with 8GB but thatís mostly because 4GB is about the absolute minimum Iíd recommend today. For photography today I donít know that youíll see a huge difference between the 5500 and the 5600. For video, you may in some software. So Iím short Iíd upgrade the GPU, RAM, and the. The SSD since storage wise you could choose external solutions and with TB3/USB3 youíd still maintain good speed.
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