i am reading about a lot of problems with regard to the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card in my Mac Pro. i have had a weird sleeping issue that does now appear to be fixed, but if this card is a problem then i'd rather upgrade it if that's possible after the fact. can i upgrade and what do you recommend if i want to stay under about $300 . . . or should i just stick it out? TIA.<br><br>EDIT: i should probably delete this topic as i found <a href="http://www.barefeats.com/harper10.html">this</a> and then read this <a href="http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/macpro/index.html#d19apr2008">this</a>. i guess since i am no longer having issues that i should be fairly happy with my card for my needs. thanks anyway. plus, the 2 cards i suppose i could consider (1900XT or the 8800GT) are out of my price range.<br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FSM on 04/19/08 11:04 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I had "sleep" issues with my Mac Pro but OS 10.5.2 seems to have solved the problem.<br><br>As you can see by your link, the HD 2600 gets very favorable results with pro applications. <br>The 8800 GT is a good all around card but the belief is it needs a driver update to make it work better with pro applications.<br><br>Another rumor has it that the HD 3870 driver may be available with the upcoming 10.5.3 update.<br>I'm not sure if that means that ATI will make the 3870 available for the Mac Pro. <br>Or if a PC 3870 will be able to be flashed to work with the Mac Pro.<br>Or none of the above.<br><br>PC 3870 cards are available for about $170.<br><br>If the 2600 XT is good with pro applications, the 3870 should be a million times better.<br><br><br>
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