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Mats Andersen
Which card should I use ?
on Sep 25, 2012 at 7:47:35 pm

I am setting up a new studio.

I have one MacPro, and can choose between Geoforce GT120 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 for GUI, and Quadro FX4800 or Quadro 4000 for GPU.

What is the best combination ?


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Paul Provost
Re: Which card should I use ?
on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:33:34 am

the 120 and 4800 if you already own them
there are newer better cheaper cards than the 4800 now (in mountain lion)

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Paul Provost
Re: Which card should I use ?
on Sep 29, 2012 at 6:04:15 pm

no need to flash pc nvidia cards in mountain lion, they work with new cuda drivers. unflashed cards will not show boot screen during startup if using it for gui.

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Stuart Paciej
Re: Which card should I use ?
on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:48:01 am

I already own a Mac Pro and am looking at upgrading my video card. From what I've read, the Nvidia cards natively support 3D apps better, something called 'CUDA'. They're also recommended for getting the most out of CS6.

HOWEVER...the card is already old and massively overpriced. I would consider getting the cheapest card that comes bundled and upgrade to a better card 3rd party, there are professionally reengineered PC graphics cards that have been designed to boot OS X.

Check out the benchmark tests here for AFX http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1019643

I'm personally looking to buy the Nvidia GTX 570 from this seller (other Cow posters have endorsed him or her): http://goo.gl/GmEGT its about half the price and a much faster and more modern card.

I assume it wouldn't be supported by Applecare, but the card you buy with the mac will be so you can swap them out if you need to take it in for service. Those are my thoughts anyway!


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