Video Card Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cjflury, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. cjflury macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I have a 2.66 Quad Core Nehalem Mac Pro - have a question about upgrading from the GT 120 in my system.

    I dual boot Windows to game on my PC.

    To be honest the card plays great, Modern Warfare 2 looks great I have no quarrels with it. I started playing Crysis today, and that is obviously another story entirely.

    My question - is there a viable upgrade option that doesn't include a GTX 285?

    It's hard for me to come to terms with spending a good $350-$400 on the 285, is there anything in between what I have now and the GTX that is worth jumping to?

    Might sound like a nieve question, but frankly I haven't been into gaming for that long, just got back into it.

    Thanks in advance for any input,

    Chris
     
  2. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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  3. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    In the order of cost:

    Apple 4870 (1 DVI, 1 MDP)
    ATI 3870 Mac&PC Edition (needs better heat sink)
    PC ATI 4870 (needs flashing, has 2 DVI, VGA adapter not working)
     
  4. cjflury thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will 4870 be able to handle crysis?

    Will the ATI 4870 be able to handle Crysis?
     
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