What Does The Graphics Card Really Do?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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. macrumors 65816

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    Thats for photoshop.

    As for video work and gaming, yep it important.
     

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh ok. I was just wondering if paying more for graphics card really worth it.
     
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    BlueRevolution

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    What "stuff" do you do?

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

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    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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