Radeon vs GTX / Photoshop CS6 / C4D

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by digitalfrog, May 29, 2012.

  1. digitalfrog macrumors regular

    digitalfrog

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    I see a lot of people suggest the GTX5XX for the mac pro.

    I was loooking at a GTX570 myself, but realized that the Radeon HD7850 for instance seemed to be at least as fast, used less power, and for a lesser price had more memory (depending on your country of purchase and the exact type of course).

    I wanted to stick to a GTX for cuda, but just read that in fact Photoshop Cs6 new engine does not rely on it !

    If EFI boot screen is not a must, is there any advantage to use a GTX5XX vs a Radeon of similar performance ?

    I also use vray for Cinema4d for my rendering, but sadly the current version is not taking advantage of GPU acceleration - but that may change in the future and then one platform may be preferred over the other.
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Hollywood, CA
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    The GTX570 is Undisputed Mac Champ right now for CS6, largely due to the fact that there are not stable drivers for any ATI cards after the 6870. The 6950/70 drivers are a Beta Mess and there just aren't any for the 7xxx series yet.

    New drivers could appear tomorrow or not until fall.

    570 works now.
     

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