8800 Barefeats Results

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by appletothecore, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. appletothecore macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    I am going to say this upfront. I know nothing about testing. I was looking at the updated test at Barefeats for the 8800 card.


    I was surprised, nay shocked, to see the results at the bottom. I actually don't care so much about gaming as I do FCP and other graphics reliant apps. I agree that people shouldn't jump on this forum and say this card is now not what it was cracked up to be. Did I spend this extra money with no vastly improved results?

    Thanks to people who comment!:cool:
  2. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    Do we know if they ran these test before or after the Graphic Update? That update was supposed to really help the performance of the 2600XT.
  3. appletothecore thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    No idea. That's why I wanted to hand this off to the experts...
  4. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    remote testing?

    that's not reliable benchmarking....

    you have to take the same machine and change out the graphics card. regardless, looks like the 8800's OS X driver has some serious issues....

    there is no way in which the 2600 is faster. none. it is a lesser card in every way. so it has to be a software issue. since apple controls their OS drivers, it has to be their issue.

    not that it is surprising to find out that apple's got issues with the 8800...we all knew that already!
  5. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    I agree. The 8800 should smoke the 2600 in every way.
  6. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    I'm the guy who ran the tests for Rob and I ran them both before and after the Graphics update. 10.5.2 and the Graphics update did not seem to have any tangible impact on the Motion or iMaginator performance.

    I posted my raw numbers here.

    I have no idea why the numbers came out the way they did -- but that's what we saw. I've got to assume it's a driver issue. Comparing the hardware there's no way these numbers make any sense.
  7. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    wow, this totally justifies my not-waiting and just getting the MP with the 2600.

    I knew that the 8800 was mostly a gaming card, but I thought there would be at least some benefit in Pro Apps.
  8. kabunaru Guest

    Jan 28, 2008
    Could it be that ATI Video cards are better optimized for OS X/Final Cut Studio than Nvidia?

    Interesting Thread:
  9. Eric Piercey macrumors 6502

    Eric Piercey

    Nov 29, 2006
    Perpetual Bondage
    Glad I waited as well. I still plan on upgrading when they get drivers optimized, but for now the machine screams in every app. I'm loving motion playback. It's so nice to be able to work in real time vs RAM preview, make minute changes, RAM preview.
  10. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    All this means is that OSX nvidia drivers are not up to par. Dont blame the hardware. If you want to see how things run on more mature drivers, you'd have to check the windows side of things and see pro apps between these cards.


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