2x 120's or 1 4870

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Rafalski24, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Rafalski24 macrumors regular

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    #1
    So I do mostly HD editing, but will do a fair amount of After Effects and Motion work. Which would be better in terms of speed for running 2 24" monitors? Price is a pretty big deal and two 120's are about 40 bucks cheaper which doesn't sound like much but even that is a lot for a poor college kid like me :)
    I am especially looking at the future with Open CL and stuff, so hit me what do you guys think?

    Thanks
    Rafalski
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Go with the single 4870 and buy the mini DisplayPort to DVI cable from monoprice to save yourself $15 over Apple's price. You also have the route of flashing a PC 4870 which is cheaper and you would have that and the GT120, there are threads on here covering it.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I agree with this. :) It also happens to save a slot. :D

    But there's even the possiblility of using an injector if the OP doesn't want to flash a PC version with EFI firmware, and it opens up the options to other cards (either untested with the flash or didn't work very well). ;)
     

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