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Friday, January 11, 2008
 
Barefeats: Mac Pro Buying Advice - 2600 XT VS. 8800 GT
6:00 AM | Evan Holt | Comment on this story

Barefeats addresses a common question sent to them, "What graphics card should I order with my Mac Pro?". With the latest generation of Mac Pro offering three choices, (Radeon HD 2600 XT, GeForce 8800 GT and the Quadro FX 5600) Barefeats breaks down the technical details to help you make your decision.

The gains to be had by the GeForce 8800 GT is well worth the $200 premium you'll pay at the time of ordering your Mac Pro. When you consider the 8-core 3.2GHz Mac Pro we ordered will total over $5000, the extra $200 for the optional GPU is trivial.
Also worth mentioning is that Barefeats has updated their article and posted an alert regarding installing the 8800 GT in the earlier generation of Mac Pro:
The GeForce 8800 GT is *NOT* compatible with the older Mac Pro (August 2006, April 2007) as we assumed. I've been informed that GeForce 8800 GT uses an EFI64 ROM, the old Mac Pros "expect" an EFI32 ROM.
Follow the link below to Barefeats to help you decide which video card is right for you.

Barefeats: Mac Pro Buying Advice - 2600 XT VS. 8800 GT


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