GTX 600 series for post production

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by NoSole, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. NoSole macrumors newbie

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    First off, here are the specs of my machine:

    Mac Pro 3,1
    2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Xeon processors
    14GB RAM
    ATI 5870
    Dual 24" monitors

    Sometime last year, I made a sorely needed upgrade to the 5870 currently running in my comp, but recently decided to switch from FCP to Premiere 6. Why? Well, every other media processing app I use is in the Adobe suite anyway, so I figured, to make things easy, I might as well round out the field by going Adobe all the way through.

    Anyway, I'd really like to access the CUDA capabilities, so it just makes sense to switch to a more powerful card. I had all but made up my mind I was gonna go for the 660ti until I read Xeocon's thread, and now I'm torn on whether to shell out another hundo for the 670. Keep in mind, I do very little gaming, and this transition is more for media production, so I'm not sure the price difference is really all that justifiable. But I don't know. You tell me.

    Anyway, apart from the decision of 660ti vs 670, I just want to be sure that I'm correct in my understanding that I can go buy a card (i.e. MSI 660ti), and as long I'm running 10.8.2, and install the drivers for the card as well as CUDA, it should just be plug and play (with loss of boot screen, or course).

    From that point, I'm curious if there's any good reason I should keep the 5870, because I'd like to sell it in order to offset the cost of the new GTX.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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    Macvideocards recommends the GTX570 still, I guess that's probably changing due to 10.8.3
     
  3. NoSole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn it! There you go throwing another contender into the ring, haha!
     
  4. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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  5. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    Just sold my MacPro with a Macvidcards GTX570 in it. That thing was great. Did a huge project that was all AE Raytracing and it hummed along like it was nothing. I would love to have something with 3x more CUDA cores but it was a joy to use.
     

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