Nvidia 8800GT... bit old now?

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  1. Africangecko macrumors newbie

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    I'm considering buying a mac for my graphics work. I also want it to be able to run the few games I have very well. The only problem I see is the mac pro hasn't kept up with Nvidia's product line. I can accept a few models behind... but two whole series behind is a bit much don't you think?

    Nvidia made the 9000 sereis... and is now onto the 260 and 280.

    What do you guys think?

    Cheers
    Mike
     
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  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yep :)

    But... soo too bad that the X2 is not coming.... :(

    I must admit that the 8800 GT card still is a gr8 buy, if you regularly play Windows games, and not too much Motion stuff. It is cheap, and performs very well, especially in Windows. Games like GRiD run at full settings easily!
     
  4. outaru macrumors member

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    my imac have nvidia 8800GS is it better than GT?
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    No, the GT is slightly better/faster.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Subjectively yes. For most things yes; also the 8800GS supports PhysX (in Windows at least).

    Uh no.
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Isn't the GT in the Mac Pro is faster than the GS in the iMac..??
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    GS is faster period. The reason why Apple is "behind" is that they don't released new models right after every release of the graphics chip. It doesn't make sense, and the performance difference is slight. Just wait, they should update soon.
     
  9. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't say no to a mac compatible 4870, hopefully it wont be above £200...
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Okay.
    I seemd to remember this this comparison over at Barefeats, but as they say there.. it's not fair to compare an iMac with the 8800 GS with the Mac Pro with 8800 GT as the Mac Pro is faster on CPU speed...

    BTW.. how da hell can you keep up with all the cards in the GeForce 8 Series
    And then this (from the same page):
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    im pretty sure an 8800gt is better than an 8800gs.....
     
  12. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Uhh, the 8800GT stomps all over the 8800GS, with its faster clock speeds and almost double the stream processors and bandwidth.

    People think its faster because its a rebranded 8800m GTS, and GTS is normally faster than GT, but desktop GPUs are always a lot faster than their mobile named counterparts.
     
  13. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Fail
     

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