Mac Pro Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheRevolution55, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. TheRevolution55 macrumors member

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    I'm getting a mac pro 2.8, 8 core around the first week of july and was wondering if the hd radeon 3870 is good for gaming (crysis). I would get the 8800 gt, but I could eventully do crossfire with the 3870 and its better for pro apps. What do you guys recommend I do.
     
  2. kabunaru Guest

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    Get two ATI Radeon HD 3870s and CrossFire them when playing Crysis. Two 3870s are better than one 8800GT when CrossFired. :)
     
  3. TheRevolution55 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. rav4 macrumors newbie

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    That pcconnection deal's not so awesome when you realize it's for a 4-core (not 8-core) Mac Pro.
     
  5. TheRevolution55 thread starter macrumors member

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    THANK YOU, I didnt notice that, that would of been bad.
     
  6. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    I get identical times on Crysis when running a single 3870 vs a single 8800.

    When I tried the 3870x2, it went faster than the 8800, but for some reason, dual 3870s (Crossfire) didn't make Crysis go faster. ATI is looking into this and I'm experimenting with it to figure out why -- but I wanted you all to know before you buy two 3870s.

    On all other games I tested under Windows, the dual 3870s ran as much as twice as fast as a single one -- and much faster than one 8800.
     
  7. TheRevolution55 thread starter macrumors member

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    THANKS, barefeats, now if I was to install both of them do I install one on top eachother and connect them with a crossfire bridge(does a crossfire bridge come with the cards?) or should I skip a slot to give it some room. How should I install it.
     

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