8800GT waste of money?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cromas, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Cromas macrumors member

    Cromas

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    its not recomendable waste money on the 8800gt card? Iam not a gamer, well I like games and maybe I run some on the mac pro with windows... but my goal its for photoshop, ilustrador, and video edit...

    what do you recommend, for me $200 more its no problem if I get best things... but if its the same or minus results... its a waste of money.

    and I see this on BAREFEATS! http://barefeats.com/harper10.html

    Comments please before my mac pro buy! ?

    thanks
     
  2. bigiffo macrumors member

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    What Mac? On the iMac it is much better than the older card such as the X1600, and apple generally has mediocre graphics cards...
     
  3. Cromas thread starter macrumors member

    Cromas

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  4. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Keep the stock card and put your extra money into more Ram, as you can never have enough ram especially when doing video.
     
  5. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 8800GB really an option for the iMac? I seriously doubt it.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It isn't. He has no idea.
     
  7. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    I think you should just stick with the base level card.The 8800GT is strong on 3D games and OpenGL but you probably wont be using much of that.
     
  8. Qjuu macrumors member

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    This Barefeats article directs to another: http://barefeats.com/harper8.html ("SHOOTOUT: GeForce 8800 GT versus three other GPUS for the "2008" Mac Pro")

    After reading this....

    ...I think the GF8000 is only meaningful for gaming (on a win partition too/especially!) and 3D modelling apps.
     

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