Got the point, and it makes me nervous. And gets me start thinking in scenarios:
If Apple Arm based computer will launch, even the newest Apple intel systems will be no more supported in a very short time period - as history motorola/intel transition teached us.
More and more I am doubting Octane X / MacPro switch – I do not see any advantage of waiting ... for what?
The current facts are frustrating - and the perspective is not better:Insecurity 1
. An price/performance related overpriced Inel based MacPro2019 hardware ...Insecurity 2
. with currently NO running official serious 3D (Octane) support Insecurity 3.
in 2 years eventually completely outdated/less supported intel based systems ...Insecurity 4.
coming with beta stadium metal beta driver for AMD only aso. ...Insecurity 5:
The moment a final HW/SW combination solution will be on market (2021?), there will be new ARM hardware again, and everything starts from beginning, back to zero?
I must act now. I cannot deliver "Beta" creativity or "Beta" CGI ... I must deliver final state high performance results to my clients.
For me its all about software: I will stay on Octane. I can run Octane immediately on PC/Windows or unix. Without investing 20k min for hardware (each single system!) and without owning a few pieces of stylish silent trash within two years time period. Unfortunately OSX is currently for my workflows the most intuitive platform – fast, logic, simple, user friendly. If I was hardware independent – OSX as Software only – I'd allread switched the hardware. And they know it!
Talking about sustainability: all my 3d CGI macs are mid 2010 cheesegraters, tuned up to 128 gb ram, Multiple 1080TIs. 2x6core Intel Celerons etc. It works pretty well, since Octane started support for Macs. After 10 years of sleeping Apple is even after MacPro launch still so "off" digital creatives demands...
Time to face the truth as an Apple fanboy – one of those last standing: Apple has ruined it. And all started with the "We wont support NVidia anymore" nonsense. What a slap into the loyal apple customers face.
Hey Otoy: whats your opinion to this. Whats your Apple strategy for 202x?
Its all so quiet ....
Several MacPros 5,1 Mid 2010 Cheesegrater each with 3xNVIDIA 1080ti • OSX 10.12.x • Cinema 4d • Octane Mac