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aidenvfx
12-10-2011, 10:04 PM
I am looking to upgrade my current monitor to something a little better. However on a small budget. I am wanting a monitor between 22-24 inches and a price range of $250-$350. Just wondering what other's are using or would recommend?

I am also going to upgrade my Mac Pro graphics card either with the ATI 5870 or 5770. I am wondering what others think as far as the price difference being worth it to go up to the 5870?

JeffrySG
12-10-2011, 10:56 PM
I put a 5770 in my 1st gen MacPro and have been very happy with it. I didn't want to spend to much upgrading such an old machine.

JonW
12-10-2011, 11:36 PM
If the monitor & card is for the same setup, I would leave the card as is & spend the money & get as good as monitor as possible. I've got the Dell Ultra Sharp monitors 24" & 30", my Mac Mini has a 30" but you do need the extra cable. But any monitor up to 1920 x 1200 pixels is fine & this is with the crappy inbuilt graphics.

MentalFish
12-11-2011, 05:12 PM
I have an ATI 5770 in my 2008 Mac Pro, but I have been tempted to get some Cuda acceleration going now that I have bought Adobe CS5 Production Premium:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-nVidia-GTX-285-1GB-OC-Video-Card-Mac-Pro-GTX285-/130427957384?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1e5e1cb088