NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Reviewed: A Silver Bullet

bsn by Hrvoje Simic

As far as my professional experience goes, graphics solutions for Mac computer have always been rather "modest", to say the least.

Contemporary applications such as Adobe's Creative Suite 5.5 harness the power of GPU in a big way and that was the trigger in our decision to test the new Quadro 4000 for Mac. Since even the latest Mac Pro is exclusively being powered by ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards (note to Apple: AMD shut down the ATI brand and now consumer products are exclusively known as AMD Radeon), harnessing the real power of the GPU in Adobe's suite was simply not an option.

In this article, you'll see what difference does the new GPU in an older top-of-the line Mac Pro. Why spend thousands of dollars on a new Mac Pro system when you need to spend additional money to get the GPU power going...

NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro cards were the default option for Mac Pro computers in 2008 and 2009. With the switch of key technical people from AMD to Apple, the tide began to change and Apple solely offers Radeon cards today (not even the professional AMD FirePro line). read more...

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