Choosing a Graphics Card... HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by reusman, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. reusman macrumors newbie

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    So I'm trying to decide which graphics card would be best for my mac pro. I am looking for one that can run all aspects of Final Cut Studio...Fluently...

    I'm deciding between the following options:

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB (Two dual-link DVI)

    OR

    2 x ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB

    Thoughts?

    Thanks very much!!
     
  2. Mercuric Oxide macrumors 6502

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    Do you need to run more than 2 screens? 2 ATi's will only enable the use of 4 screens, not better graphics.

    If you only need 2 screens max, then 1 8800GT, it beats the 2600 hands down, over 200% faster.
     
  3. reusman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Two Screens...

    I'm only getting two screens to start... what would it take to upgrade to 3 in the future? Could I just add another video card, or does that not work... Sorry, not very knowledgeable on the video cards...

    THANKS!

    Z
     
  4. Mercuric Oxide macrumors 6502

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    You can just add another video card.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Get the 8800GT. If you add more screens later you can add the ATI cards.
     
  6. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    Only in gaming, not in the ProApps... right now, the 2600 is better for FCStudio.
     
  7. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    Nvidias do not support 10/12/16-bit rendering in Color, so if you really want "all aspects", pro choise is once again no choise...
     

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