Red team or green team?

macproredux

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Good evening folks,

I'm new here but have been reading these forums for more than a couple years as this place comes up number one on Google searches. That being said here it goes:

I bounce between Linux and OS X and after 18 months I'm bouncing back. I have a new to me 4,1 on the way with a GT 120. I know from experience that it won't run draw my 30" ACD in an acceptable manner even though my FX1800 will (stange). From what I'm reading there seems to be issues on the green team right now but not much is being said about the red team. The new Mac Pro falls on the red side but iMac falls on the green side.

I don't need CUDA unless I'm working in Blender which has gone from all the time to every once in a great while. The stuff I do doesn't *require* a MP and I get along just fine with my current Arch/E3 1265L/K2000/16GB does just fine. Really I'm moving back so I can telework and I live in OS X at work rather than any real need.

If you were to buy a card today which would you choose Red or Green?
 

macproredux

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That would be the I just bought thread..

The nVidia thread is filled with OMG my nvida card isn't working so good in Mavericks type stuff that's the reason for the question.
 

Robert Davies

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That would be the I just bought thread..

The nVidia thread is filled with OMG my nvida card isn't working so good in Mavericks type stuff that's the reason for the question.
I can assure you that an ATi/AMD thread would be just as full :p

Very rough rule of thumb:

Non-Apple pro apps = NVidia

Apple pro apps = AMD

It's become clear that the 'different teams' have been chasing different optimisations, so if you can give a clearer idea of any heavy duty apps you may want to run, I'm sure someone will be along with further assistance.

My choice currently? Nvidia in general and a GTX 660 3gb in particular, next week or month I might fancy an AMD 7950… or not.