2006 Mac Pro qe / ci and video card questions

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by karsten, Sep 4, 2010.

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    karsten

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    Hi, first post i'm excited:) i'm looking at a 2006 Mac Pro and was wondering about the QE / CI capabilities of the stock 7300gt. Is it possible on there?

    i've searched a bit but havent found the exact answer to this- Secondly, I currently have 3 monitors on my PC and would like to use them on the mac, if i got a beefier card say a 8800gt and added it to the system to be able to run all the monitors would I then be able to use QE / CI, even with one card that supports it and one that does not (assuming the 8800gt does and the 7300gt does not) ? thanks for any info! :)
     
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    Cindori

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    I answer your questions with a question - Is there any reason those cards would NOT support QECI??
     
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    karsten

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    um because the 7300gt is crap? kind of why i was asking..
     
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    Mackilroy

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    Just because it isn't a good card doesn't mean the 7300 GT doesn't support Quartz Extreme or Core Image. All of Apple's cards for years have supported both.

    I wouldn't look for an 8800 GT - I would go for one of the new 5770s instead. Yes, it works, and you can use both cards simultaneously if you want to run multiple monitors.
     
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    macz1

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    QE and CI are supported since the Radeon 9800 (from 2003) or even before. The newer the card, the faster it will be. For 2D-acceleration, even old cards are perhaps faster than you think. The mentioned 9800 for example is fast enough to apply multiple color corrections in realtime to a quicktime movie...
     
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    cluthz

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    I think GeForce 2MX is the first card that supported QE/CI.
    The ATI Rage series didn't, but i think all Radeons do
     

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