Worth upgrading my GPU?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mjsmke, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Ive read a lot of threads about the compatability of the ATI 5770 in 2009 Mac Pros so i know it will work. But I can't find anyone who has upgraded from the stock GT120 to the ATI5770. I do most my work on Photoshop and Lightroom and i'm also getting more into Maya and i'm experiencing quite a bit of lagging in Maya and while playing back some HD animation.

    Whould i notice a big performance gain in spending £200 on the 5770? I would have to buy it from Apple as i dont have access to windows to flash one from somewhere else.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    ATI 5770 is a lot faster than GT 120. There should be a significant difference in CPU intensive tasks (I think Maya is).
     
  3. mjsmke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think i'll go for it as soon as i can afford it.
     
  4. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    I went from the GT120 to the 5770... Night/day difference. Do it, more than worth the money! Even the windows opening and closing are so much smoother and faster!
     
  5. mjsmke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Im gonna go for it. Just need to pursuade the other half to let me spend more money on the Mac.
     

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