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FEELER: NVIDIA 8800GT (2008 version) for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by PowerMike G5, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    So I have decided to get an ATI Radeon 3870 for my Mac Pro as I don't game and use the Pro Apps pretty heavily.

    I won't be able to sell till I get the new card as I need the Nvidia to actually use the computer in the meantime. But is anyone interested in this card.

    It's fairly new as my machine is fairly new.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    #2
    did you get it?

    Just wondered if you got the ATI card in.

    I just got my mac pro duaL 2.8 QUAD this week and it came with ATI 2600

    I'm looking to upgrade. I am a video editor (FCP and AVID) and will not game on this machine. Looking for a list of preffered video cards that work with mac pro,. I am definitely not spending $1500+ bucks.

    This card you are getting looks good. How does it fit in the slots if its double wide?

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    i have the 8800 myself in my mac pro and noticed the pro apps aren't as snappy as i would have thought. is there a huge increase in performance switching to an ATI card?
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    hey guys,

    I haven't received the card yet, but according to Barefeats, the ATI is much better for ProApps use, around 21%-44% better than the Nvidia.

    But the Nvidia still is better for gaming, beating out the ATI in all games (although not by much).
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    #5
    oh wow. that's a huge difference.... :p man i should have just kept the original ati card to begin with :0
     

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