[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mac Hardware

Lisa Reynolds lisa at red3d.com
Wed Aug 5 19:14:56 EDT 2009


Abdelkareem,

Is there a reason you're not running under Mac OS?

-Lisa


> Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 00:59:01 +0200
> From: Abdelkareem Abonamous <anamous at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Mac Hardware
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
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> We just bought new octocore MacPros two weeks ago, and went with the
> GTX instead of Radeon. So far under Ubuntu64 Houdini 10 shows no
> issues... Windows however (incase you were considering it) almost
> doesn't run at all on these machines, it constantly crashes.
>
> cheers,
> Abdelkareem
>
> On Aug 6, 2009, at 12:52 AM, Lisa Reynolds wrote:
>
>> I spoke to a guy at the Apple store today and he said they no longer
>> carry anything but the one Nvidia GeForce and one ATI card.  
>> Otherworld
>> Computing carries the GeForce GTX 285 and the Quadro FX 4800, but
>> specifically state it is for early 2008 and early 2009 Mac Pro models
>> only. What's shipping now from Apple is the late 2009 Mac Pro so I'm
>> not sure the cards have been tested in it yet.
>>
>> Is anyone running either card with a late 2009 Mac Pro? It seems I
>> might be stuck for the time being until someone gets around to
>> verifying that they'll work in that machine. With the GTX 285 @ $500
>> and the FX 4800 @ $1800 it's just too expensive a mistake to make if
>> it won't work. Plus I really don't want to cripple Houdini with an
>> inferior graphics card.
>>
>> -Lisa




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