Best 3D card for 2008 MacPro?

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

  1. clank72 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    You can also run a GTX 570 in Lion (10.7) with NVIDIA's web drivers.
     
  4. Phrygian macrumors regular

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    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

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    Thanks for the responses!

    I'm running Snow Leopard.
     

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