7300GT good enough for Second Life?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by atari1356, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    The company I work for is planning on doing some stuff in Second Life, and is buying me a new computer.

    So, I'm looking at the stock mac pro with the NVIDIA 7300GT graphics card. According to their system requirements, the 7300GT should be fine.... but then, so should the 9700 mobility in my PowerBook - which doesn't do so well.

    Is anyone here familiar enough with Second Life to know what kind of FPS I should expect? Maybe it would be better running it under Windows/Bootcamp?

    I may ask if I can have the computer configured with the ATI X1900 XT instead, but I'm already pushing it by asking for the Mac Pro which is much more expensive than the crappy Dell Pentium-D computers the rest of my co-workers got...
  2. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2006
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    i dunno about that nvidia card, but i know it runs very very well ( depending on the server ) on my radeon 9650 256MB in my G5. if there is no lag on the server it runs incredibly well.

    i only play on my powerbook in a pinch.
  3. atari1356 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Thanks for the info, I think the NVIDIA 7300GT is fairly close in speed to the card you have based on this (and some other reading):


    So, maybe I'll be fine with it. I can always lower a few of the video settings if necessary...

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