Hello Forum Members
Corel Painter 2020 and Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Does anyone know how I can solve this problem? Is there a possibility to replace and upgrade the CPU without replacing the whole computer?
Forgot to say: It is a triele version of Corel Painter 2020.
Before considering upgrading your system, can you describe what kind of performance issue you are having? Are there specific brushes or workflows in Painter that you are not finding fast enough?
Although it might be possible to upgrade the CPU of your sytem, it would likely require considerable expertise AND it is fairly unlikely you will be able to find a compatible CPU with AVX2. That said, here is an article that explains the options in more detail:
Best wishes, Steve
Honestly, I wouldn't even mess with your Mac Pro. I don't think Painter 2020 even utilizes AVX2 in macOS. After some research, I confirmed that AVX2 is supported on the Mac. This issue is a bit difficult to do any quick research online due to the fact that Apple has no information on its support site for AVX2 and due to the fact that there are a bunch of variations of the Xeon E5 processor. Painter 2020's system requirements show the need for AVX2 under Windows. I would email Corel's support team to confirm whether or not Painter can even use AVX2 under macOS.
I'm surprised that Painter 2020 shows that your system has OpenCL 1.2, since OpenCL was officially deprecated by Apple for Metal 2, which is suppose to give the system more direct access to your GPU. Unless there's a noticeable sluggishness with any of your brushes, I wouldn't stress out over AVX2.
Hi Chris, you say "I don't think Painter 2020 even utilizes AVX2 in macOS." Where did you get this information?
I should mention that on my Mac system, there is a very, very noticable difference in Real Watercolor brushes between 2019 and 2020 thanks to the AVX2 optimizations for Painter 2020.
That said, I can see why upgrading an older system ONLY for AVX2 may not be worth the risk/effort.