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  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 12:02 AM

    • vudoo
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    Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    I'm looking to buy a new computer to use with Media composer and Avid DS.  I can't seem to find the approved model listed on the Avid site so i was wondering if this unit will do:

     

    HP Z800 Workstation

    Intel Xeon six core E5649 (2,53 Ghz, 12MB Cache, 1333 Mhz memory)

    Win 7 pro

    6 GB ram

    Nvidia Quadro 4000

    Obviously, this is not a dual 6 core but is there a big performance difference between 6 or 12 cores ?? Thanks 

  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 12:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    Yes.

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  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 1:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    what would you recommend:

    1- 6 core @ 2.53 for $3800

    or

    2- 12 core @ 2.66 for $4800

    Obviously the second choice has more core but i'm not sure if DS can actually take advantage of it or i'm i just waisting money.  Thanks

     

     

  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 1:48 AM In reply to

    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    Actually, DS is very well threaded.

     

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  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 1:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    meaning it can use all 12 cores without any problems ???

  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 1:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    vudoo:

    meaning it can use all 12 cores without any problems ???

    But this would be at your own risk.  Engineering made some adjustments for the 6-core processor, and it is possible that 12-core might require additional tweaks, so I would advise against such a purchase without proper testing and qualification from Avid.

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  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 2:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    Sylvain,

    Now i'm confused, the system requirement states that DUAL hex core (12 cores) is approved, are you saying that a SINGLE hex core will yield better performance ??? Thank

  • Tue, Sep 20 2011 5:15 PM In reply to

    • slabross
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    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    If you meant a total of 12 cores spread across two 6-core processors, then yes this is qualified and supported.  Wink

    Some people are enabling hyper-threading and it displays as 24-cores in Windows.  THAT is not supported.

    Sylvain Labrosse
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  • Wed, Sep 28 2011 9:38 AM In reply to

    • tonyjover
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    Re: Will this Hp Z800 work with Avid DS

    vudoo:

    6 GB ram

    Note that this is the absolute minimum. I wouldn't scrimp on RAM for a DS installation and would personally treat 12GB as the least I would go with.

    Regards,
    Tony

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