2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2012 2:49 PM by fredfx

    Best Workstation Card for AE and Mac Pro 3,1

    fredfx

      I want to upgrade my video card. What is the best one for my purposes.

      I do HEAVY After Effects, CG (Lightwave and Vue)

       

      I was thinking about this:

       

      http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-quadro-4000-mac-us.html

       

      Pros? Cons?

       

      This is my system config.

       

      MacPro3,1

      Quad-Core Intel Xeon

      3.2 GHz

      Number of Processors:          2

      Total Number of Cores:          8

      Memory:          20 GB

      NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

       

      Thanks

       

      Fred Raimondi

      www.fredraimondi.com

        • 1. Re: Best Workstation Card for AE and Mac Pro 3,1
          nullsebasvideo Level 1

          Sell the Mac and spend the money in building yourself a PC with the best components you can find. You will have much more freedom of choice when it comes to hardware, especially in this case where you need the fastest CUDA card you can get. With a PC you can use any Nvidia based card in the market, while with Macs you're restrained to just a few outdated and hugely overpriced ones.

           

          Granted, Mac towers are very good machines, and the OS is great, but CS6 relies heavily on CUDA cards, and Macs have very few CUDA options. A PC that you build yourself from the best components can be less expensive, stable and more powerful.

          • 2. Re: Best Workstation Card for AE and Mac Pro 3,1
            fredfx Level 1

            Well, that's not going to happen. I have too much invested in software......