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Old October 21st, 2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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AMD Radeon HD 6970M

Please forgive the uneducated question. The AMD Radeo HD 6970M is the graphics card found in the newer iMacs. Does it qualify under the new Vegas 11 specs for GPU rendering, being that it is, technically, a mobile graphics solution, or does that matter?

I plan on running Vegas natively in Windows using Bootcamp on the new iMac. It is about the only Windows program I still use (Vegas)

I hope this question makes some kind of sense......
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Old October 21st, 2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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The following page from Sony may be of some help.

Vegas Pro 11 GPU acceleration
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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I guess what I am asking is there any difference between the 6970 and the 6970M. From what I can see on the Sony site, it should work......
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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I think 6970M is laptop.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6970M

there were reports on another forum that some Radeon cards despite being on Sony list do not work with vegas 11
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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I hope this question makes some kind of sense......
It makes perfect sense. And fact is there are a lot of folks with laptops with Radeon HD Mobile cards in them. I do know my new quadcore windows laptop has a Radeon HD 6000 mobile series card with 1 GB in it. So once I have things working to my satisfaction on my desktop, it's next. But I haven't gotten there yet.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:40 AM   #7
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Bill, I confirm that it works. Just got it to work on my 2011 MBP =) I see the GPU under pref>video
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 01:50 PM   #8
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Thank you Sean!
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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Bill, I confirm that it works. Just got it to work on my 2011 MBP =) I see the GPU under pref>video
I think the pressure for me to get Vegas 11 Pro installed on my laptop & tested just went up... :-)
But being able to do HD on the go was what I bought this laptop for, so all the better.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #10
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Bill, I confirm that it works. Just got it to work on my 2011 MBP =) I see the GPU under pref>video
Sean I'm not seeing the gpu listed on my 17" 2011 MBP. What gpu driver are you using? I noticed mine was older but I cannot seem to update it because it has to use a special bootcamp driver and not the regular AMD drivers. Is there a way you were able to force a gpu update?
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Old October 26th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #11
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Oh yes i found the way to overcome that on apple support forums. You cant use the auto detect. I installed 2 patches but i cant seem to find the page again. Try googling 6970M Win 7 driver
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