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Friday, April 25, 2008
 
3D Game Shootout: Legacy GeForce 8800 GT vs. Others
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Barefeats has released a new gaming performance comparison test, this time examining Apple and nVidia's recently released GeForce 8800 GT for first generation Mac Pros. The test compares performance of a first generation Mac Pro using the 8800 GT against other available cards as well as an early 2008 Mac Pro.

The legacy "1st Generation" GeForce 8800 GT brings much desired improvement to 3D acceleration for the 2006/2007 Mac Pro series. It's not quite as fast as the version we tested in the "early 2008" Mac Pro but that's likely due to differences in architecture including memory speed, frontside bus speed, and core frequencies. At $279, the price is reasonable.

It's a shame Apple could not produce a GeForce 8800 GT that works in all models of Mac Pro. You'll notice we were able to boot and test the ATI Radeon X1900 XT and HD 2600 XT in both models of Mac Pro. That's because ATI included a big enough ROM to hold both EFI 32 bit and 64 bit code. Why Apple didn't do that for the GeForce 8800 GT is a mystery to me.
Head over to the site below to read the rest of the results.

Barefeats: Legacy GeForce 8800 GT Shootout
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