How good is the base ATI card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by oceanzen, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. oceanzen macrumors regular

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    I can't wait 3-5 weeks for the 8800 bto

    I might get the8800 upgrade later on but I will be using final cut studio and after effects with4 gb ram and 8 cores at 2.8
     
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    I'd imagine the difference between graphics cards would be most apparent when running Motion.
     
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  4. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    I may be using Motion too

    I expect I'll get the base card now - see how it fairs and can always upgrade later. At least then I have the machine for longer.
     
  5. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Overall mark was 9.3 for the base ATI and 9.7 for the NVIDIA 8800, Not much difference really.
     
  6. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    think very carefully.

    5 weeks now might be time well spent. its a £130 upgrade now. If you get the ATI and want the 8800 it;ll be £220 down the road
     
  7. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    What about in the instances of say Lightroom, PS, maybe some FCS? Would the base card fair well enough?
     
  8. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    8800GT is lots faster than x2600XT (more than twice). Even the x1900XT is quicker than x2600XT, in fact a fair bit quicker.

    Still, I'm pretty surprised Apple put the x2600XT in the base config. They usually go for the low end (like the 7300GT). This is a nice mid range card.
     
  9. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure they expect to keep selling it as the base card for 500+ days :)
     
  10. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    No doubt about that...
     

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