FCS3 performance: ATI 4870 vs ATI 5870 , FCP Motion Color .. any significant improvements ?

FCS3 performance: ATI 4870 vs ATI 5870 , FCP Motion Color .. any significant improvements ?

  • Asked by Jim M
  • Jan 15, 2011
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    I haven't physically done the comparison, but available technical info states that the 5870 has basically twice as much everything, and benchmark data shows significant increases.

    • Answered by Tom M from Perris
    • Sep 29, 2011
  • the 4870 is kinda out dated, the 5870 isnt the most powerful video card on the market like the radeon hd 6990 or the gtx 590, yet yes it will be an overall better performing card.
    plus its a DX11 card (unlike the 4870 to my knowledge)
    but yes, just make sure its compatible.

    • Answered by Cheese 6 from Spring City
    • Aug 2, 2011