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Craig Seeman
Re: Upgradable GPUs
on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:23:02 am

Upgraded to ATI (AMD) 5770 just to hold me over to use FCPX in 2011.
Consider that I had to upgrade the GPU on a 3 year old system simply to run software.

Yes I know the GPUs are beasts today but I wonder about the demands in late 2016 early 2017 when it's 3 years old and the base price will have been even higher than 2008 8 Core MacPro.

One might say, "what they hell could be happening in late 2016 that you'd need to replace the AMD FirePro?" but some might have asked the same question in 2008. Apple has a way of doing stuff to push hardware upgrades. It's their business. What some of us have done with our older MacPros (upgrade the GPU) doesn't really serve their business model.

Don't get me wrong. I like and will likely get the new MacPro but I can't underestimate the need to replace it in three rather than five years.

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