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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sensithreads, Feb 17, 2010.
is there a lot of difference between the 256mb or 512mb GT when using final cut pro?
None, as the current version and former versions of FCP don't rely on the GPU but on the CPU.
Motion and Color use the GPU in addition to the CPU though, but as long as you don't use complex setups, the 256MB version should be fine for those two programs.
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Hmmm i am having trouble deciding which to get, the 2.66 or the 2.8....
the 2.8 has better vram (which u say isn't that important)
it also apparently has twice the cache...
I think i may opt for the latter but I'm still not sure..
When i bought my 15" MBP I went for the 512MB card and the bigger cache.
After it was stolen and I had the opportunity to buy another MBP I went with the 17" for the same reasons (bigger cache and 512MB card) plus the Express Card slot and Matte.
But a lot of threads seem to indicate that the bigger cache and double the VRAM does not really make a difference.
MRoogle might be able to help you finding those threads.
Well like spinnerlys said, it will run for FCP with 256MB but obviously 512mb wouldn't hurt if that's what you want and can afford? I know which one I would get if I could afford!
for an extra £105 it seems like a sensible upgrade for wat u get. thx for ur help
In the 9 months Ive had mine (I use it for photography) I have only switched to the more powerful card twice. Both occasions were to see how it performed rather than it needed it. Having said that the older it gets the more I see the requirement for it.