What Does The Graphics Card Really Do?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iNew2Macs, May 3, 2009.

  1. iNew2Macs
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    macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2009
    Like is having a higher end GPU only good if you play games?

    Will it still boost the computers performance even if I do stuff that doesn't involve videogames?
  2. xparaparafreakx
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    macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Thats for photoshop.

    As for video work and gaming, yep it important.

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  3. iNew2Macs
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    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2009
    Oh ok. I was just wondering if paying more for graphics card really worth it.
  4. BlueRevolution
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    macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    What "stuff" do you do?

    If you don't know specifically what a graphics card does, you probably don't need a fast one.
  5. Jethryn Freyman
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    macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    This sums it up nicely.

    Anyway, the only Mac with a high end graphics card is the Mac Pro (Radeon 4870 and upcoming Geforce 285 GTX.)

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