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Wednesday, November 1, 2006
 
MacWorld: MacPro Video Cards
6:59 AM | Evan Holt | 1 comment

Peter Cohen and James Galbraith from MacWorld have written an in-depth article on the video cards available for the Mac Pro. It breaks down the options available and what to look for when buying a new Mac.

The available options for the Mac Pro are the Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT, the ATI Radeon X1900 XT and the Nvidia Quadro 4500 FX.

Unreal Tournament 2004, Doom, Nanosaur, and Quake 4 were used as benchmarks.

High-end games, such as Quake and Doom, rely less on a systemís CPU than on its GPU (graphical procession unit). Many of these power hungry games require the latest and greatest graphics engines just to run. That reliance becomes apparent when you look at our graphics test results. The 2.66GHz Mac Pro produced just as many frames per second as the stock 3GHz model, because they were using identical graphics cards. Installing the optional NVIDIA FX 4500 card boosted frame rates across the board, nearly doubling the amount of frames Doom could display per second and increasing the frame rates by 79 percent in Quake.
Follow the link below to learn more about the available video cards and to help decide which one is for you.

MacWorld: Inside the Mac Pro: Graphics cards


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