hello houdini brain,
I'm considering changing over to the dark side and buy a MacBookPro.
sideFx states they won't support the ‘cheaper’ Intel Graphics Chips on Mac and I couldn't find the AMD Radeon R9 M370X on the list of supported GPUs either - so I was wondering if any of you has some experience - be it good or bad.
any insight is much appreciated - many thanks!
houdini and latest MacBookPro4103 7 2
I am using it on imac with M395X without any issues so far. Having said that I must also add I am not a heavy user yet.
hey thanks for your swift response. ‘spose I’m questioning the ‘pro’ aspect of the new macBooks in general. I'm a professional nuke user and have yet to hear anything good about them.. just keen on the hardware - not fuzzed about the (any)OS. ..so please keep chiming in
… So I decided to sell it and purchased Asus ROG, works great so far. I do miss OS though.
This is what I bought this last summer as well and have enjoyed fairly spirited performance and stability. I missed by one month their move from the 860M GTX to 960M GTX for my model, dangit. Also, at the time, Apple didn't sell any MBP with anything but non-GTX level gaming cards but with the same i7 at 2.5x the pricetag.
Rendering on all-cores it's about half the speed of the 5820K at work. But it's still fast enough to be able to effectively scrub a VOP network or Wrangle applying and modifying attributes to 10-15M particles.
I much prefer OSX from a quality of life standpoint outside of Houdini. For when I have to use Windows I've got Cygwin.
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