New Graphics Cards!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ildondeigiocchi, Oct 19, 2008.

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Which new Graphics card would you like Apple to release their own version of 4 MP2008

  1. ATI Radeon 4870X2

    25 vote(s)
    53.2%
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX280

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  3. NVIDIA GeForce 9800GX2

    9 vote(s)
    19.1%
  4. ATI 3870 X2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

    ildondeigiocchi

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    I love my 9 month old octo core 2.8GHZ mac pro which has a 8800GT which got a 3DMark06 score of 14*** something like that. Played Crysis, COD4, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Medal of Honor Airborne, FS2004 and FSX, HL2 on max settings with even some of these games running on my native resolution of 2560 by 1600 on my 30" ACD. I am running a 150 GB Windows XP Pro 32bit partition on my Western Digital 500GB HD with 2GB of RAM. With the coming of Far Cry 2 and Call of Duty 5, I would like to have more gaming graphics power. I would love that Apple would release a new graphics card top of the line for our early 2008 Mac Pro. And I'm sure that many of you's would too so please give your opinion on which one you like for Apple to make their EFI version of!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    A 8800 GT and you want more? I dont get it and really whats it going to do for you anyways? The tech has hit a plateau in my view. Cpu's offer more then anyone can use unless your running the starship enterprise and the graphics are gettin to the point when even a 9400m puts you into almost every game ever made. I think your bored.;)
     
  4. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It shows you don't play much games under windows. My 8800 GT struggles with the new Crysis Warhead so I dont know where your hearing that the MBP can max out anything. If you are referring to COD4 which isnt demanding at all then thats a different case but trust me the 8800GT is outdated for games and lots of ppl can tell you this.
     
  5. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    also i think Apple is moving entirely to NVIDIA. theyve probably seen a roadmap and theyre looking pretty damn good.
     
  7. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now that I think of it, it's quite possible.
     
  8. Rankrotten macrumors 6502

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    Well they better optimise their driver for pro apps then :mad:
     
  9. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Radeon HD 4670, Radeon HD 4870 and some high-end nVIDIA graphic card no one can use for anything.
     
  10. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you!
     
  11. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    I don't think that will happen. It may be that the Mac Pro recieves only Nvidia cards, but it hasn't been the case so far and the 4600 series cards look ideal for the low end GPU in the Mac Pro.
     
  12. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to see the Radeon HD 4870. But I won't hold my breath.

    I am sure that they have the Mac Pro on "back burner" status, where it will languish until such time as Jobs and crew decide to discontinue it, along with all the pro apps, and focus solely on the quick and easy consumer buck. :(
     
  13. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I really wnt the 280 series - with cuda support and the upcomming openCL it should be beastie for Mac OS X
     
  14. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gee, I guess so far ppl agree with me that the 4870X2 is the best choice. Hope Apple is looking at this post!:rolleyes::):apple:
     
  15. OneHump macrumors member

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    I disagree and I'm quite sure this is not a matter of opinion. The 9000 series Nvidia boards are an incremental improvement over the 8800, but the 280 is significant. As an earlier poster pointed out, games exist and are in the pipeline that will stress the 8800GT, especially when paired with an ACD 30" and it's 4,000,000 pixels.
     
  16. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    I'd like a GTX280 or even a 260. Apple seem to have switched to nVidia, so that's the way to go.
     
  17. dan768902 macrumors newbie

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    Nice Half Life 2!!!!

    I LOVE HL2 LOL ;)
     
  18. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I would expect the GTX 260, or one step below it.

    From ATI, the 4870 obviously.
     
  19. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  20. grue macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, it's not really open to debate or personal opinion. It's a fact that the 8800GT is not anywhere near "plateau" status, because the GTX280 or HD4870 absolutely blow it out of the water. It USED to be a good card. Now it's simply decent.

    As for the "getting into almost every game ever made", yes. Just as a Ford Fiesta can race against a Formula 1 car, but it'd be a joke. Being able to launch the game and having it be playable are vastly different situations. If you can't run max resolution and max detail without dropping frames, there's room for improvement.
     
  21. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    The upcoming Quadro 6600 (99% it will be BTO option for the next Mac Pro) should be based on the GTX280 core (and will cost a crapload of $$$).
     
  22. grue macrumors 65816

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    As for the original poll question, I'd rather see nVidia and ATI release the cards on their own, rather than waiting for Apple to do their own Financial Anal Rape Edition that costs twice as much as the PC version.
     
  23. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Dream on. :rolleyes: :p
     
  24. Slimdude22 macrumors member

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    AtI i think would be the best but how much would the 4870 cost?
     
  25. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    $250 - $300. see newegg
     

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