5 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2014 1:10 PM by ECBowen

    Graphics card memory for old Mac Pro/PPr? How important?

    Henryten Level 1

      I'm upgrading the OEM video card for a 2009 Mac Pro running Premiere Pro, Audition, maybe a little AE and Photoshop (all Creative Cloud). I do a fair bit of video editing with occasionally demanding FX.


      Looking at Bare Feat's benchmarks, the AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB HD Graphics Video Card looks like a cost/performance sweet spot.  But it only has 1GB of memory, and I don't understand why it does so well against the larger memory cards (but of course, I don't begin to understand the details of graphics cards, video processing and the meaning of life).

      Any advice?  Thanks in advance!


      Henry Tenenbaum, ver. 4.0