Would a new graphics card help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marphman, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. marphman macrumors newbie

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    Hello Mac Geniuses,

    I have a g5 2.3 with an ATI 9600 128 graphics card. (8gb ram)

    Would a new graphics card help at all - I do alot of photoshop and final cut.

    If so - which one?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    That won't make any difference with Photoshop. The card you've already got in there is plenty good enough for most applications.

    What problems are you having exactly?
     
  3. marphman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no problems

    I don't have any problems per se - I just thought it might help to upgrade!
     
  4. AndyK macrumors 6502a

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  5. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    You won't see or do anything new with a better card.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You might want to consider a RAID array for scratch / capture disk.
    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/raid/levels/multXY-c.html
    But don't put permanent data on RAID (unless it's Raid 5 or another type of failure resistant raid).

    Graphics card only matters for 3d rendering, etc. A newer card has no impact on photoshop speed.
     

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