4870 much better than 3870 for Aperture/FCE?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by turtlebud, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    Debating between getting a 4870 vs. a 3870 for a previous Gen Mac Pro. Will I get much benefit for going with the 4870 in Aperture and FCE?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    The 4870 should smoke the 3870.

    Unless there is a driver problem, but ATI is pretty good with Apple drivers.

    The only reason the 8800GT was slower than the 3870 was the drivers, that card should of rocked.
     
  3. grue macrumors 65816

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    You'll have zero benefit in FCE… not sure on Aperture though, not my field.
     
  4. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    FCE does not have FXPlug filters?
     
  5. grue macrumors 65816

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    Oh piss cakes, I didn't take filters into effect.

    FCE itself doesn't use the GPU, but the filters can I suppose… no idea what FCE comes with though.
     

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