Performance boost from Video Card upgrade? (launch model, 2006)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by benguild, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    Just wondering what else, if anything else, I can upgrade on my system.

    I have an original 2006 launch model (2 x 2.66 Ghz Dual Core Xeon, 8GB 667 DDR2 RAM from Crucial, 4 x 1TB Western Digital RE3 7200RPM drives w/ 32MB Cache in a Software RAID)

    However, I still have the original NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT card in here and I've never been super-impressed nor disappointed.

    Should I replace it? I do mostly graphics work in Photoshop and writing code as a web-developer but I do occasional gaming so I'd see a benefit there.. I'm just wondering if it'd boost performance in the OS. Honestly, the computer runs fine... I would never replace it unless it had an issue. I'm just thinking about the future.
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    minimal boost in power TBH. none of the apps that you use utilise the GPU.

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