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

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

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    minimal boost in power TBH. none of the apps that you use utilise the GPU.
     

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