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Old 03 March 2011   #46
No problem, not taken the wrong way, just wish it wasn't happening

At least Apple is looking into the GFX card issue on the MP. I know because they sent me a diagnosis tool to gather system info for them.

I suspect the problem is with Apple's drivers because there are other problems with the card too. Hopefully a fix will come, but if Maxon can do something about it too all the better.
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Old 03 March 2011   #47
R12 is the only thing my machine has an issue with.
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Old 03 March 2011   #48
Update driver question

Hi All

I have notices a significant view port slow down in C4d 12 since updating problems with selecting objects and displaying textures... I am guessing this is driver related, and have switched the use open gl off.. I am told also that the card does not support all features fro advanced open gl.

So....

Do I need to upgrade the card first ( I am guessing yes)?
What card should I get for best viewport feedback ?

I have never looked into Video cards before and I find the whole thing a bit baffling...

MacPro Oct 12 gig Ram NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT: C4d 12
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Old 03 March 2011   #49
The 7300 is basicaly scrap. It was the most basic graphics card when it became available many years ago and is not realy useable anymore with current 3D software.
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Old 03 March 2011   #50
Thanks

What card would you recomend?

Lee
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Old 03 March 2011   #51
Personaly i can't recommend any card, but if i remember correctly the HD 5750 is basicaly the only choice you have
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Old 03 March 2011   #52
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Personaly i can't recommend any card, but if i remember correctly the HD 5750 is basicaly the only choice you have
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(Small typo I guess): It is the 5770 Apple offers (5750 isn't available as external Apple gfx card).


Best regards,

wbj
 
Old 03 March 2011   #53
Ups, sorry, that was from memory. Getting old here
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Old 03 March 2011   #54
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Personaly i can't recommend any card, but if i remember correctly the HD 5750 is basicaly the only choice you have
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Hi Srek

I can not get one of them in my mac..
I have this option

ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (two dual-link DVI)
OR
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB (stereo 3D, two dual-link DVI)

Would these be OK... These are £200 or so each... so need to make sure they will work.

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Old 03 March 2011   #55
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Hi Srek

I can not get one of them in my mac..
I have this option

ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (two dual-link DVI)
OR
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB (stereo 3D, two dual-link DVI)

Would these be OK... These are £200 or so each... so need to make sure they will work.

Lee


None of them is a option as they are too old (the hw isn't sufficient) - and the 5770 does work in a 2006 MacPro (even though Apple doesn't advertise that).


Best regards,

wbj
 
Old 03 March 2011   #56
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None of them is a option as they are too old (the hw isn't sufficient) - and the 5770 does work in a 2006 MacPro (even though Apple doesn't advertise that).


Best regards,

wbj


Thanks

So what I am gathering is that I will have to upgrade my perfectly good Oct macs because the cards will not fit in the slots...

Does anybody know any work round connector thingymebob that will allow me to get a new card in my Mac.


EDIT.. Well it looks like I can get a HD 5770 in...
http://tinyurl.com/6497t2j

Thanks for the advice.... I rand Apple support and they said that the 5770 would not fit.. but looking further it seems they do... so thanks for your help here...



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Old 03 March 2011   #57
I have it running here in several 2006 MacPros so i'm pretty sure it does work
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Old 03 March 2011   #58
cheers.. I have ordered....

Thanks

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Old 03 March 2011   #59
If Apple would get their head out of iPad/iPhone land, and finally give us the 2 missing percent to OpenGL 3 conformance then buying a professional graphics card would actually make sense. As its stands now, buying Quadro is totally useless.

You're not gonna get anything better than OpenGL 2.1 and most advanced ARB and Vendor features will be disabled anyway for the time being. Word is Lion will fix it. IMHO it can't come fast enough...
 
Old 03 March 2011   #60
A quadro on a mac will always be pointless. The only difference between a geforce and the quadro is the drivers. The mac drivers for the geforce are already designed primarily for production software, if you buy a quadro youre just pissing money up the wall for a sticky label on the heatsink.
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