Benchmarking the Quadro FX 4800

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by barefeats, May 23, 2009.

  1. barefeats macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2000
    I ran both Pro Apps and 3D Games on the Quadro FX 4800. Here's a Memorial Day Weekend peek for those not slaving over a hot barbeque:

    It's impressive but I predict, at a fraction of the cost, you hard core gamers will opt for the Radeon HD 4870 or soon-to-be-released GeForce GTX 285.
  2. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2008
    London City
    you are probably right. although if you are a proper hard core gamer you would most probably go for a windows computer.

    but yes, i wouldnt pay that much for the card because i have the 8800GS in my imac and when playing WoW, the results are fairly close and the 8800gs is way cheaper.

    still, i cant change much in the imac - not that i would want to...

    mainly play WoW or PS3
  3. netkas macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    >192 parallel processor cores
    >384-bit memory interface with 76.8GB/s bandwidth (33% faster than GeForce 8800

    in win games, 4890(works in macpro, without flashing) will beat quadro 4800 , even 4870 will do

    well, it all depends on tests u use, check it out (gtx260 there has 216 sp, not 192 like quadro) -
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    As I suspected the Quadro FX is only really a logical choice if you are going to also be using it for windows 3D apps.
  5. barefeats thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2000
    Good point. Under Windows, it supports OpenGL 3.0 as well as DirectX 10. Mac OS X only supports up to OpenGL 2.1. Also, as I understand it, under Windows it supports 32x FSAA at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. I only see up to 4x under Mac OS X.

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