Best 3D card for 2008 MacPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by clank72, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. clank72 macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I have a 2008 2 x 2.8GHz Quad-Core MacPro with the ATI Radeon 2600.

    I'm looking to upgrade to something more powerful for AfterEffects 3D and Photoshop 3D work.

    Any thoughts?
  2. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    Mountain Lion will let you use a GTX570, Snow Leopard will limit you to a Radeon HD5870.
    Both will hand your current card its arse.
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    You can also run a GTX 570 in Lion (10.7) with NVIDIA's web drivers.
  4. Phrygian macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    6870 in lion or mountain lion is not the strongest, but its the best power per price point. i run one in my computer, which is the same year/cpu model as yours.
  5. clank72 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    Thanks for the responses!

    I'm running Snow Leopard.

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