View Full Version : Which GFX card to order with Mac Pro?

04-13-2007, 06:41 PM
I was under the impression that NewTek recommends Nvidia cards, but the new Mac Pros only have the 7300GT with 256Mb, whereas the ATI X1900 has 512Mb onboard.

Which one would you guys recommend?

Any input from Chilton?

I want to place my order tomorrow but need to be sure on this :)

04-13-2007, 08:33 PM
I bought mine with the ATI X1900 XT since it has twice the RAM and much better performance than the Nvidia 7300GT. I've got ATI boards in all my other Macs G5/ATI9800Pro, G4/ATI9000Pro and don't have any trouble with those...


04-13-2007, 11:43 PM
I can only say that I have the 1900 in my MP and I've been very happy with it so far. I haven't used the 7300, but I'm glad I went with the 1900. I've had no issues so far with it using, LW, Silo, Wings, Strata3d. It's been good for me for 3d gaming (Unreal T20004) as well. :)

04-14-2007, 05:06 AM
Bless ya guys - you've twisted my arm, I run a couple of monitors too so it could be useful :) Just phoned to order one today but need to wait until Monday, I want to place the order with the guy who's taken the trouble to talk things through with me so far and he's off for the weekend...lol!

04-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Well that's nice of you! I'm sure you'll be happy with the card!