Macpro - Will we wont we get....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ^squirrel^, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

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    A 8800GTX/GTS?

    Or the ATi card when it's released? I'm considering building a pc with the 8800 card due to Flight Sim X giving my Macpro a battering! Is it worth waiting a while to see if they release an upgrade GPU for my exisiting machine?

    Thanks

    Darren
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    "Macpro - Will we wont we get...." ummm- what does this mean?

    I don't think anyone knows when new cards are coming, but we hope these do. If you are considering building a computer just for gaming, why do you have a mac? If you have the money to easily spend, you can go for it if you want...However, you could just relax a bit and wait...Do you have the X1900?
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    This is true. Why not just get an 8800, flash it, and use it whenever you want to game.
     
  5. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Well its really not that simple, the card won't work in OSX, only on Windows and you'd need a second card for OSX but that could be sketchy business and I'm not even sure it would work.
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, by using it whenever you want to to game, I was implying swapping it out. Obviously he already has the card which would work in OS X. And yes, it would work. There is a thread with people having gotten it to work.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes, buying a workstation for a gaming machine is a tad bit more expensive than a performance desktop.

    The way it is looking, we will probably get a minimum of one more mobile-based iMac before we see Apple add the desktop chipset to the Mac line-up (and the possibility of seeing a gaming Mac tower show up at the same time.)

    With the Intel chipsets however, you just never know when Apple will surprise you and add the desktop chipset anyway. ;)

    Once Apple reenters the consumer tower market, we will likely see more choices in video cards.
     
  8. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well i already have the X1900.

    The reason why i purchased the mac was because i thought it could handle my games, which it could until i got flight sim x. I wanted 1 machine that i could have OSX on and Windows. But now, unless mac release a more powerful GPU i'll have to build a pc.

    I think i'll leave it until April and then if we dont see an update then i suppose i'll have to have 2 separate desktops.
     
  9. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Honestly, I think the best option is to build a gaming PC out of the best parts your money can buy, and have a Mac Mini for everything else. That way you get a PC you can quickly upgrade without having to worry about compatibility, and a Mac which is super-stable and is (currently) invulnerable to viruses etc.
     
  10. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Did people not read...this person owns a Mac Pro, with the X1900....
     
  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Why the heck are people buying Mac Pro's to run Windows and use as a gaming machine? I do enjoy the occasional Mac game but, I'm pretty sure I did not buy the Mac Pro for gaming reasons. Getting a Windows PC will severely improve compatibility with GPUs and game titles for running on Windows. Why not just do that?
     
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    and he wants to make a high-end gaming machine. The Mac Pro is designed to be a workstation; thats the reason it has 2 gigabit ethernet ports, 2 dual core chips, 4 HDD bays and support for 16GB RAM. You don't need any of that if you are playing games, but they are a godsend if you are editing massive video files.
     
  13. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Will that ever happen though?

    I hope it does. I'm not really high on the concept of equating a computer to a VCR in terms of getting inside it and toying around.
     
  14. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Yes I know, but...some people are making it seem like they think he doesn't own a mac yet. Like the suggestion to get a mac mini, and build a gaming pc.
     
  15. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    alright alright... ill rephrase the comment; sell the Mac Pro, use the money to buy refurb mac mini + parts for gaming machine.

    For future reference, anyone who wants a gaming machine and a mac, buy a gaming machine and a mac mini/iMac, not both in one until things at Apple change.
     

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