View Full Version : Video Card recommendation request

01-12-2007, 05:37 PM
Hi All,

I have the option of buying a new mac and pretty much can buy the top of the line computer, and strick in it the top option video card that you can get from apple as a build item. It's the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB, Stereo 3D (2 x dual-link DVI) and I was wondering if anyone had seen this card perform and if it's worth to spend $1400.- extra on it. The choice is this card and 8GB of RAM for the main computer, or a cheaper card and 16GB of RAM for a Dual 3GHz MAC Pro. I haved $7500 to spend and need to spend it all... quite a good problem to have eh?

The other options are:
ATI Radeon X1900 512mb
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256mb

If anyone can help me to figure out what's better to spend the money on, more system RAM or a better video card, I would really appreciatte your help. Perhaps there are other cards that would be better/cheaper etc.


01-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Get a crap load of Ram, that's more expensive and useful than what you would need for real time video card when using Lightwave.