Thread: 9800 Pro 128MB for the G5?
08-26-2003, 08:35 PM #1maulyGuest9800 Pro 128MB for the G5?
I'm seriously thinking about getting a Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 with 2GB of memory, mainly for Final Cut Pro and other media software like Photoshop and Director.
I was wondering if it's worth paying the extra £229.99 to upgrade from the Radeon 9600 Pro 64MB to the 9800 Pro 128MB for the G5? will there be a performance difference?
Also, what is a fibre channel PCI card?
08-26-2003, 09:34 PM #2MikeGuest
It'll make things like faster render times and just an overall more responsive program.
If you need access to a RAID server you'll need the PCI card.
08-27-2003, 09:03 AM #3
Fibre channel is hugely expensive at this point.
Basically it allows you to connect a seperate array of drives, in another piece of hardware, to your machine, with a speed so fast that you most likely won't know it is another machine that houses the drives. Something similiar to what you see here : http://www.apple.com/xserve/raid/. Of course they aren't always that elegant, but you get the idea.
Probably cost prohibitive at this pointEmrys
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