Ok... new graphics card, is it better?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hcuar, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. hcuar macrumors 65816

    hcuar

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    Ok... I purchased MovieCutter's Radeon 9800XT 256MB graphics card. I'm upgrading from the 9600XT 128MB. I have it installed and I played a little UT2004. I'm not sure I saw a huge difference in performance.

    What would be a good test to make me feel like I made a good upgrade choice? Aka: What would show me how much faster my machine is now?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Check barefeats for some benchmarks here...the 9800XT is of course better, but it depends what you're doing....

    Or you could always get yourself a PC 6800GT and flash it like I did (link in sig)...I'll bet it would fly with that. :D
     
  3. hcuar thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking more about program wise. Will things render faster? (video) It seems like things scroll faster? Is that possible?

    The only thing I dislike about it so far... I went from a silent 9600xt (no fan) to a GC with a fan.
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    I think for games you should see quite a diff ;)

    But for video? Nwahh... :eek:
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    For Motion YES! I noticed a considerable performance advantage from the stock 9600XT to my X800XT in Motion.

    Before i would apply a filter wait for a while as the wheel of death span and pray that it wouldnt crash...

    As soon as the X800XT went in, I dont see the wheel of death anywhere near as often and can run with a shed load of more layers compared to previously.


    Only thing that changed was the GFX card.

    So for some application you will see a good differnce..
     
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