Mac Pro - with or without 3D Acceleration

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mantishead, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2006
    Simple Question..

    If I only intend to use a little Motion in my FCP projects - i.e. I am not a professional broadcasting studio.

    Will I be fine with the stock nVidia configuration...

    I will be using Aperture as well... but can I really believe that Aperture needs a stunning 3D card like the ATI?

    Or once I start seeing all those cool CoreAnimation apps coming out with spectacular 3D interfaces will I cry that I didn't get the ATI?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    Core Animation just brings together all of the Core technologies with some scripting/programming doesn't make it any more or less CPU/GPU intensive than without it.

    As for the use of the GPU...I'm not sure, but from what I understand, the GPU is less important than the CPU and RAM (for these applications)....someone who uses this stuff daily will be better suited to answer this with their experiences though...
  3. macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2006
    remember, you could always get the 7300 now, and if it isnt up to par with what you want later on, you could buy a x1900 later.

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