WHAT ABOUT APPLEs ViDEO CARDS??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dollystereo, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

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    What you guys think about what apple is putting in their systems?
    G5s card sux, come on a 1 year old card in a 3000 USD machine, go and look what comes in a 1600USD alienware stock, or even the PB has a better Radeon, better chip.
    Just my opinnion
     
  2. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    agreed. i don't know why they do it, same goes for ram. Apple is behind the times on those 2 fronts. everything else is pretty decent.

    1. Ram should be 1-2 gig on a $3000 machine
    2. Video card should be a latest gen card in a $3000 machine.

    not having 1 + not having 2 = pathetic.

    note, this is my reason for not buying a G5 right now. that and dual core around the corner. i might have been tempted if they actually provided a decent card for $3000. Not to mention their displays suck in price compared to dell, which from my understanding actually has a better lcd. :-/
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Haven't I seen this thread in the wasteland before? [​IMG]
     
  4. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    No, not better. at least, not over all. Their prices are much better, though. So i'd say that for the money, dell takes it in displays. but quality regardless of $$, apple takes it. but, honestly, when do you not consider the cash?

    Sun Baked- yeah, most likely.
     
  5. bjewett macrumors member

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    GeForce 6800 Ultra --OR-- Radeon X800XT Mac Edition ??

    I'm looking at the new G5s and asking the same thing about video cards. I could:

    1) get one of the cheaper alternatives, and wait for new mac-compatible cards to show;

    2) get the GeForce 6800 Ultra, which sounds decent but is a year old, somewhat expensive and takes part of the next slot, or -

    3) Get a RADEON X800XT Mac Edition, which sounds like it outruns the 6800 Ultra in some tests, but isn't listed or BTO I gather for the Mac.

    My applications include much video editing and processing, including FCP, Motion and of course hours with Compressor, and, well, X-Plane ...

    Any suggestions?

    Brian
     
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Seriously.

    Oh, btw, Sun Baked. Love the icon. You can call me Blah! Blah.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    Ja! T3h Appel is teh suckz00r wif v1d30 c4rdezz!!!!!1111



    :rolleyes:
     

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