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Mac Pro GPU upgrade?

Patrick1610Patrick1610 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 41 Plex Pass

Hi,

I recently got a 2009 Mac Pro and am upgrading this to be the best Plex Server it can possibly be.
I've ordered a 3.33GHz 6-core processor and 32GB RAM so that's that.

No I was wondering if upgrading the GPU has any benefits for Plex Transcoding?
And if yes, what GPU should I get? (budget, if possible around €100-150)
It currently has the stock GeForce GT120 from Apple in it.

Regards,
Patrick

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  • Patrick1610Patrick1610 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 41 Plex Pass

    Anyone any ideas?

  • Gdr56Gdr56 Members Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭

    @Patrick1610 said:
    Anyone any ideas?

    I wouldn't worry about it. You will be ok without a new GPU.

  • Patrick1610Patrick1610 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 41 Plex Pass
    edited May 16

    Thanks for your reply! Will there be ANY benefits of a better GPU when GPU transcoding is not supported by Plex?
    I've found a AMD Radeon 6870 1GB (with bootscreen) for €55 which seems a real bargain.
    Will that card support GPU transcoding when Plex finally supports that?

  • Patrick1610Patrick1610 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 41 Plex Pass

    Thanks for your advice! I did buy it because it was so cheap I wouldn't let it pass.
    Seems that if I ever need the GPU power it is a real upgrade from the GT120.

    Once again thanks for your point of view!

  • Gdr56Gdr56 Members Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭
    edited May 17

    @Patrick1610 said:
    Thanks for your advice! I did buy it because it was so cheap I wouldn't let it pass.
    Seems that if I ever need the GPU power it is a real upgrade from the GT120.

    Once again thanks for your point of view!

    That's fine, I thought the extra Euro would be welcomed. The cheese grater will eat anything you through at it anyway. I hope you have not got it on a desk, the Fan noise will send you nuts.

  • Patrick1610Patrick1610 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 41 Plex Pass

    Hahah Great picture :)
    We'll see! If it drives me nuts and has no benefits at all I just sell it to the highest bidder!

    Thanks for all the info you provided though!

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