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Mixing Mojave and High Sierra
Last post Thu, May 23 2019 by Paul, 4 replies.
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Posted on Tue, May 21 2019 23:25
by dragsquares
Joined on Sat, Aug 13 2005, Los Angeles, Posts 49

Hello folks -

I'm looking to avoid bringing my slave 5,1 Mac Pro 12-Core up to Mojave spec by buying a Metal-capable video card - I don't even use a screen with it, as it's accessed via screen sharing - so I'm wondering if anyone is using Mojave on their main computer (in my case a 2013 Mac Pro) and High Sierra on a slave, and successfully using VEPro 7 on both.  Or is this just asking for trouble?

Both computers are on High Sierra currently.

Richard F.W. Davis
Composer, Producer, Arranger

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Posted on Tue, May 21 2019 23:50
by Dewdman42
Joined on Tue, Feb 27 2018, Posts 352

I dont 'think there should be any problem if they are using different OS....

But....

I upgraded my 5,1 12 core to Mojave this weekend and wow...  It scored 20% better on Geekbench right off the bat and VEP7 runs really really well on Mojave, not so great on High Sierra... Part of the speed increase is probably precisely because of the new Metal card offloading some tasks to the GPU, but geekbench measuring 20% better score has simply to do with multicore performance...which somehow must be more efficient in Mojave compared to Sierra that I was on before.

I can really reccomend Mojave.  THe RX580 or even RX560 cards are not too expensive, I found my RX580 on sale for under $200.  As it turns out that video card also enabled nicer video modes with my 4k monitor too, but you probably don't care about that for your slave, that's probably part of why you don't want to buy a Metal card for it too, I get it, but that is the future for the 5,1 MacPro.  When you go through the process of upgrading you will also upgrade your firmware which will make it possible to boot from NVMe drives too should you ever want to.

5,1 MacPro 12core X 3.46ghz, 128gb ram, RX580 video, OSX Mojave, VSL (almost everything), LogicPro, Cubase10, StudioOne, DP9, Reaper, Dorico, Finale, MuseScore, Notion6, EW Hollywood Orch, Kirk Hunter, GPO, much more..
Posted on Wed, May 22 2019 23:13
by dragsquares
Joined on Sat, Aug 13 2005, Los Angeles, Posts 49

Paul, any thoughts?

Richard F.W. Davis
Composer, Producer, Arranger

VSL,VEP,AM/SM,SSO,8Dio,QLSO,NI,HS,HB,JFK,MTBF, and many other letters as well.
Posted on Thu, May 23 2019 20:03
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11264

Hi, 

Can't see any reason why this shouldn't work. 

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
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