All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd B&H Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Upgrade the memory of your 2019 iMac up to 128GB
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$48 $28
SAVE $20

$580 $320
SAVE $260

$1499 $1049
SAVE $450

$1699 $1199
SAVE $500

$799 $299
SAVE $500

$15199 $13699
SAVE $1500

$399 $399
SAVE $click

$7995 $7495
SAVE $500

$1399 $1049
SAVE $350

$450 $450
SAVE $click

$1299 $1099
SAVE $200

$700 $500
SAVE $200

$764 $399
SAVE $365

$290 $250
SAVE $40

$169 $99
SAVE $70

$370 $300
SAVE $70

$748 $648
SAVE $100

$200 $170
SAVE $30

$360 $360
SAVE $click

$147 $80
SAVE $67

$1648 $1278
SAVE $370

$250 $235
SAVE $15

$3899 $3699
SAVE $200

$2799 $2499
SAVE $300

$1199 $999
SAVE $200

$5699 $4699
SAVE $1000

$2999 $2399
SAVE $600

$18599 $17099
SAVE $1500

$600 $450
SAVE $150

$1149 $799
SAVE $350

$150 $50
SAVE $100

$420 $170
SAVE $250

$1597 $1097
SAVE $500

$1499 $649
SAVE $850

$1499 $649
SAVE $850

$420 $170
SAVE $250

$369 $239
SAVE $130

$1699 $1399
SAVE $300

$1498 $998
SAVE $500

$999 $949
SAVE $50

$1099 $999
SAVE $100

OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD
Blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD!

Up to 4TB capacity, USB-C compatible.

USB-C model also available


Great for travel or for desktop!

12 Core 2013 Mac Pro with D700 GPUs Tested Against Others

A big thanks to Other World Computing for loaning a 12-core 2013 Mac Pro with D700 GPUs with an OWC 64GB memory kit installed also.

The test results have been updated to include the 2.7 GHz 2013 Mac Pro in about half the tests; the remainder will follow shortly.

So far, the 12-core and the D700 GPUs are both duds or only marginally better than the D500 GPUs with most photography applications.

Put another way, you’d better have a darn good reason for going past 6 cores and/or getting the D700 GPUs. The sitution is fluid and might well evolve over time, but for now it’s clear that the 6-core is the ideal machine for most users, and that those looking to eke out modestly more performance should go with an 8-core 3.3 GHz CPU upgrade (from a 4 core).

Mac Pro buying links.

Bleeding edge—the D700 GPUs show a curiously inferior performance on some tests to the D500 GPUs. Barefeats.com reports a similar confounding result in the FCPX Render Gaussian Blur test and others (D700 GPUs test slower than D500 GPUs). Perhaps it is a drive issue or other issue that will get fixed, because the Unigine Valley demo, shows frame rates about 50% higher with the D700 GPUs.

Lightroom Import of Nikon D800E NEF files
Save Big $$$$ on Memory for 2019 Mac Pro

Up to 65% better pricing than Apple

Lloyd recommends 32GB RDIMM modules for most users (more expensive LRDIMMS are for 512GB or more).


OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD
6000 MB/sec!
Mac or PC.


Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!

Deals Updated Daily at B&H Photo
View all handpicked deals...

Sony MDR-ZX110NC Noise-Canceling Stereo Headphones
$48 $28
SAVE $20

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__