Poll: What's the video card in your Mac

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  1. tigerking macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    For developing a 3D game engine, we want to poll what's the common video card used by you great Mac owners :) Could you please reply with your video card model or help me create a poll. Many thanks and have a great day!
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    I'd suggest you look up the data from apple's quaterly results, take a look at the stock video cards that come with the respective macs and then consider what type of audience you want.

    Personally it's a Geforce 9600M
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Currently I have a GeForce 9400M.

    Go to edit your post, click Advanced options, in the bottom part of the page you will see the option to add a poll.

    Options around Mac Users revolve around the:

    nVidia GPUs
    GeForce 9400M
    GeForce 9600M GT
    GeForce 330M GT
    GeForce 320M
    GeForce GTX 285
    GeForce GT 130
    GeForce GT 120

    ATI GPUs
    HD5870
    HD5770
    HD5750
    HD5670
    HD4670
    HD4870
    HD4850


    Those are the one out of memory that most Mac users have. Obviously pre late 2008, many other Mac Users had the POS Intel Integrated GPUs.
     
  4. tigerking, Nov 7, 2010
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    tigerking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks. I could not find the option for poll. Maybe it's because I am a new user.

    Many thanks. I will take a look on the results.


     
  5. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

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    I've got this one ATI Radeon HD 5670. Hope you get the 3D engine working well and you manage to find the quarterly results but theres mine if you can'y, good luck.
     
  6. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    OK.

    The Video card in my Mac Pro is an nVidia 8800GT, which replaced a 2nd-hand ATI? 2600 which replaced the original nVidia 7600.

    Each successive upgrade improved video performance though my main reasoning was to improve Render times.

    Mission accomplished on both fronts. I'm very happy with the current configuration.

    The Mac Mini has only the onboard Intel GMA950 ? and isn't especially impressive.

    Hope that helps,
    Keri
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm using an HD4870 in my main machine. My laptop has an X1600 but I'm not using that for gaming.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I have

    X1600
    HD2600
    9400M

    As mentioned, many older lower end Macs have the GMA950. if your target is people who game,no one will have that card. It would be safe bet to say that the 9400M would be your starting point.
     
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  10. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I don't see mine listed. My Powerbook has the ATI Radeon 9700. :)

    OK, so the Mini actually has the Nvidia 9400 so it is somewhat recent.
     

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