Performance boost with ATI 5870?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macguy93, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. macguy93 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    Hello Everyone,

    I was at the apple store today and with several problems occurring with my machine, they offered as compensation to upgrade my existing 5770 to an ATI 5870 for no extra cost.

    For my video editing needs (adobe premiere pro, Final cut x) and my 3d/visual effects needs (adobe after effects, cinema 4d) will i see a noticeable performance boost with the upgraded card?

    I know its not a quadro series card, but hey, i got it for free!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. bax2003 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2011
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Jump on it!

    It might not be the best card you can get now, but it sure is a better card than the 5770.
  4. Macsonic macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2009
    As far as I know the improvement with the 5870 is not too noticeable but take the offer. Hard to turn down that's Free. The opportunity may not come again
  5. macguy93 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2012
    I have the choice between the graphics card and given the choice of a 2TB internal hard drive. However, the only reason I considered the hard drive was I felt I would benefit more by the extra space. But, I wouldn’t want to accept the graphics card if I was not going to notice a difference in my software (premiere pro, after effects, C4D)
    I was never intending on going out of my way to buy another ATI card, but if I will notice an improvement from my 5770 I will certainly jump on it. If it’s something that I won’t even notice then maybe I’m better off with the HDD.

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