About to buy a mac pro, which video card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by J-tec, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
    Hey everyone,

    I'm a video editor/producer and am looking to upgrade my setup :)

    I just need some opinions on which video card (s) to go with? as i'm sure most of you know, the options are:

    * NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Subtract $200.00]
    * 2x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Subtract $50.00]
    * 3x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Add $100.00]
    * 4x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Add $250.00]
    * ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB

    I'm going to be running 1 monitor for the time being until i can get another one over the summer, so i really don't know what to choose. I've heard some things about both the GT 120 and the 4870, but i'd like to get the forums opinion!

    and also, say i were to get the 4870, could i then purchase a GT 120 in the future so i could run a second monitor as well??

    Thanks alot everyone!

    Jonny :apple:
  2. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    I would say probably the 4870, it can run two monitors.
  3. macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Both the Geforce GT 120 and Radeon HD 4870 are capable of simultaneously running two monitors.

    If you play games or need graphic power the Radeon HD 4870 is the better choice however.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    And since they state they are "video editor/producer" they need graphics power.

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