Video Card using Aperture 3, Phocus 2.6

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Noctilux.95, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    I have a 2009 (4,1) Mac Pro, Quad-Core 2.66
    My current video card is Nvidia GeForce 120 that is really slow when it comes to rendering Aperture 3 files from my Hasselblad H4D 40 (40 MP) and Canon 5D cameras.

    BTW Phocus is software for Hasselblad digital cameras.

    I was thinking of getting an ATI Radeon 5770. Anyone has a better idea?

  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Nope. Probably makes the most sense as a 5870 would not show twice the performance on photo apps as it does in video games.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Both Phocus and Aperture do use the GPU to process images. I can't say what sort of benefit you'd actually see, as I haven't used Phocus in some time, but you would see some improvement with the better card.

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