DUAL ATI Radeon 5770s OR Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 1.5gb Cuda mac edition ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 617media, May 14, 2015.

  1. 617media macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010
    I have Mac Pro 2009s and 2008s and right now in the 2009 I have dual (x2) ATI radeon HD 5770s which are pretty solid , no issues but there isn't much CUDA and openGL/CL support (?) if I am not mistaken?

    Which would you use for your personal main workstation machine? I run a lot of high end applications like DaVinci Resolve , After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro etc.

    Can anyone give me some insight on how you would utilize these cards?

    Is it an idiotic idea to think about using a Quadro FX 5600 AND 1 ATI Radeon 5770 in one machine?


    OR should I just use the Nvidia Quadro FX5600 for my personal 2009 mac pro workstation and then put the dual Radeon 5770s in the second best mac pro workstation I have ?

  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    Don't bother with 5600

    It is very old and supports very little of modern OpenCl and CUDA

    5770 is better for most things, except maybe games and even that might be close.
  3. 617media thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010
    dammit are you sure?

    How come? To my limited knowledge it looks like it has pretty high CUDA and openGL rendering abilities, 1.5gb vram isn't bad, and yeah....

    How could the ATI radeon 5770 be better ?? IT doesn't have any CUDA at all

    What card would you suggest then?

    Because I just bought that FX 5600 off ebay for $190 shipped...
  4. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    5600 is G80 tech, so before G92 (8800GT) and before GT200 (GTX285)

    and neither of those is considered new enough


    If you use an older OS and older CUDA drivers it will work

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