|Feb 16, 2009, 07:48 AM||#1|
Justifying new Video Card on G5 PowerMac
I recently bought a lovley G5 Dual 1.8GHz Power Mac. I have upgraded the RAM to 6GB and have a TB of storage.
I mainly use Adobe CS2, though I want to upgrade to CS3 soon.
I also use iMovie 08 alot. Will I benefit from replacing the existing 64MB video card with a new 256MB card?
Other than the ability to connect a wider/bigger screen, will I notice any improvements in iMovie performance?
Will Leopard take advantage of the additional VRAM?
BTW - I do not play any games on it. I use my son's PS2
|Feb 16, 2009, 08:22 AM||#2|
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You will probably see a performance boost in Adobe. I believe that CS3 puts quite a few tasks on the GPU so you should see a good bit of difference there. I don't know if iMovie takes full use of the GPU. I know that if relies heavily on the amount of RAM and CPU speed. Hope this helps.
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