upgrade to NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tavarni, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. tavarni macrumors newbie

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    howdy, I'm getting the Quad...programs I mostly use:

    Pro Tools 002
    Logic Pro 7
    Final Cut Pro
    Photoshop
    Dreamweaver
    Carrara 3D (Basic)

    should I consider upgrading to the 7800GT? what difference should I expect over the stock 6600?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Yes, you should. The card is much faster. However, the leadtime on the card is 6 to 8 weeks.

    I'm getting my Quad with the stock 6600 and I will order the 7800 sometime later.
     
  3. ipacmm macrumors 65816

    ipacmm

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    I agree about the cars. I am doing the exact same thing, I will upgrade the card later once I receive my Quad. If you can wait 6-8 weeks, I would order it, but if not, you can always upgrade later.
     
  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    I was just checking the online BTO page, and there isn't even an option for the 7800 GT on any of the 3 G5 standard configurations. How do you order one with that card?
     
  5. ipacmm macrumors 65816

    ipacmm

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    It shows up on my BTO page for the Quad...
     
  6. tavarni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    using the programs i use...what kind of real world difference am i going to notice with the 7800 over the 6600? in what areas specifically?
     
  7. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

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    You dont need the 7800GT, leave that money and buy more RAM or another HD. Get the 6600 standard not the LE and you willl be fine.

    I dont see you needing more power unless you are devoted to games or doing intensive 3d work or compositing for ultra high rez (HD or 2K)
     

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