Ken Stone by Steve Douglas
The NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics card for Mac has been on the market for awhile now, which doesn't make this review antiquated; in fact, having lived and worked with it for awhile now has given me a truer opportunity to review it then when briefly using any product and writing an article based upon limited time usage.
For the last two years I have been using an NVIDIA FX4800 graphics card in my 2 x 2.66 GHz 6 Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro with 20 GB ram. I haven't had a single complaint or concern with the FX4800, but since the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics card for Mac has been in production for awhile and has grown so popular with so many, I thought I would take a hard look at it myself. I have now had it installed for a couple of months where the 4000 card has been in constant use. Once again, no complaints here and there are some real benefits to installing this card.
Lets take a look at the many positives the Quadro 4000 presents for todays editors. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 is not inexpensive costing $1799.00.msrp. You got the performance and reliability your dollars were paying for, never the less, it was a big hunk of change in our country's dour economic times, and while this might not have been an obstacle to the production houses and individuals, for many 'do it all' editors, the cost may have been prohibitive.
The NIVIDA Quadro 4000 for Mac card goes a long way towards providing the excellent performance of the NVIDIA Quadro FX4800 for Mac card, surpassing it in some areas, while significantly presenting a lower price of $1199.00 msrp. (on Sale at Videoguys for $799 less $60 Mail in rebate!) That's a 33% reduction, and anytime I can save myself $600 is an opportunity I can't possibly pass up, though my wife would want to immediately spend that new found savings on new living room curtains that we really don't need. read more...
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