8800 GT for FCS2 - Will it speed things up?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by divedude, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. divedude macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2007
    I am getting a new Mac Pro 8 core 2.8 to use for HD video editing with Final Cut Studio 2. I will be putting in 8GB memory. I am trying to decide if upgrading to the 8800 GT will help or hinder. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. strieck macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Yakima, WA
    According to this, http://www.barefeats.com/harper10.html, you should stick with the 2600 XT.
  3. divedude thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2007
    I have read that test and I think I am going with the 2600. Thanks.
  4. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    woah! glad i stuck with the 2600 then. Can be up to twice as quick as the 8800 for some things in FCS.

    And the quadro looks like a bit of a waste unless you are doing ULTRA high end stuff (in which case you're probably not buying it yourself)

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