Stupid Quick Question About Video Cards

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Murray M, May 2, 2010.

  1. Murray M macrumors regular

    Murray M

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    I've searched on this forum and haven't found a good answer:

    Is it worth it to invest the extra money in a premium video card, like the 4870, if I NEVER game, and only use the MP for FCP video (DVCPRO HD 1080P) and somewhat reasonable PS work (300mb images)?

    What are the benefits?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    hmm no real benefits if you arent gaming tbh. i believe some photoshop elements can use the GPU to compute, but dont quote me on that.

    what res screen do you run? and what card do you have now?
     
  3. Murray M thread starter macrumors regular

    Murray M

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    Thanks

    I'm running a NEC 2690 (1920 x 1200) off of a MBP. I'm gonna purchase a 2010 MP if they ever come out (and doing my homework ahead of time).
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    ah ok. i think that the default GPU that comes with the MP will be fine for your needs. it will be updated no doubt with the 2010 MP updates :)
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Yeah, it'll be fine. Save the money towards RAM.

    I thought you went to sleep 1.5 hours ago! :eek:
     
  6. Murray M thread starter macrumors regular

    Murray M

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    thanks
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    yup the RAM will be what the OP is after especially with FCP/PS etc.

    yea so did i... couldnt sleep so checked MR. sleep time NOW. ahh
     

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