video card + video production

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by rock6079, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. rock6079 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    hey, im just about to get a new G5 to update my editing suite..

    I will be getting a BTO and one of the things I may be upgrading is the video card. I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any major differences between the options i have :

    ATI Radeon 9600 128mb
    ATI Radeon 9650 128mb
    ATI Radeon x850 XT 256mb
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256mb

    any of these will sure be and upgrade over my current GeForce2 MX but what is the difference between all these cards (other than the obvious 128vs256).

    I dont do any gaming what so ever by the way.

  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    The latter two support the 30" ACD I believe, otherwise they are also faster. The 850 looks to be the best of the lot.
  3. rock6079 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    thanks for your reply.. i wont be getting a 30".. most likely dual displays, 17s or 19s or 20s (not apple displays though)
  4. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    Just get something with 256mb on it. If you use Motion or Photoshop at all you will benefit from it.

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