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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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Graphics card question: best for new Mac Pros and 3D FX/editing

I saw this video:

YouTube - Troublemaker Studios and ATI FirePro

About this card:

ATI FirePro ™ Graphics Accelerators

And I don't think I can get it for a Mac Pro--or can I? Are there comparable cards that you can put into the new Mac Pros? I am specifically looking to work with HD/2K/4K and 3D visual FX.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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ps-Maybe one of these:

Apple - Mac Pro - Features - Graphics - The fastest and most powerful Mac ever.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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Macs only support a very small number of graphics cards which normally are Mac only & cannot be used in PCs. One exception is the ATI Radeon 3870 which does come in a version suitable for both Macs & PCs. Basically you get what you pay for & the ATI Radeon 4870 is the fastest & best card you can get for a Mac pro & will handle 3D FX & editing well.

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Thanks for the advice, Nigel. This is something I want to get into.

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Old April 13th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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FWIW, the artists in our studio work on stations using Nvidia Quadro cards (not sure which ones at the moment). They run Shake, Maya, and 3Delight...

But as Nigel said, the the ATI Radeon 4870 will be fine.
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