8800GT to a 4870 (upgrade)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by costabunny, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    I have a 8800GT in my Mac Pro and am wanting a little more firepower for gaming under vista (I play Call of Duty series mostly). I play now happily at 1900x1080 res, but I want to get it up to the 2560x1600 that my Dell is capable of (the 8800 chokes at this res with any usable detail level).

    So I am thinking now Apple has a 4870 this should be a lot better than the 8800GT yes?

    Little advice is needed I guess as its only a 512Mb card as is the 8800: the increase must be in the cores etc. Does anyone have any experience with the 4870 in a Mac Pro (shes a 3.1 2.8 if that helps)

    Thanks in advance guys
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I personally have no experience, but this link should be of much interest to you. There's some other comparisons there as well.
  3. sboerup macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    I think many believe once the 4870 drivers are redone and up to snuff, that it will leap ahead much farther than the 8800gt in terms of performance.
  4. jons macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2008
    Yeah, you should see a nice increase in FPS with the 4870.

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