Mac Pro dual graphics card question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Dprime, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Dprime macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    I have a 2 x 2GHz Dual Core Intel Mac Pro, with 9GB of DDR2 RAM and 2 Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT graphic cards each running a Samsung 24 inch screen.

    I recently bought Call of Duty 4 and found that the game runs terribly on anything higher then around medium sort of settings.

    I know the 7300 Graphic cards arn't the best for gaming, but they have done the job for me perfectly until now. I'm a photographer so I calibrate my screens with a Spyder and run a separate colour profile through each video card per screen, and its always calibrated perfectly.

    I'm just curious if there is any actual performance advantage of having 2 video cards other then running a separate colour profile through each card? So for example, If I'm playing call of duty and only 1 screen is displaying information, does the other card just sit there, or does it jump on board and process information for the game being played? Because I would have thought having 2 7300's would somewhat give better performance during gaming then just the one?

    Cheers,
    Brett
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Having two cards does nothing except drive three or more monitors.
     
  3. Dprime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I thought that might have been the case. Looks like its time to upgrade the video card.
     

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