• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great card for color correction and Boot Camp

    • Written by from Carlisle

    This card is an important addition to color correction on the Mac. Although you can run DaVinci Resolve with lesser powered cards, you'll find that with OSX Lion, the workflow is far superior. For other apps the boost may be less, but much of that has to do with Apple's support of Open GL standards (which are lacking).

    If you run Boot Camp, then this card is an unmitigated blessing! You will get much out of this running Windows 7 apps under with this card. Unity Pro, Maya, Mudbox, Softimage all run quickly and seamlessy with the NVIDIA QUADRO 4000.

    Highly recommended for those who need it.

    55 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best WorkHorse Graphics Card for the $!!

    • Written by from Pointe Claire

    The 4000 is absolutely wonderful!
    1st the spec.s of my Mac Pro:

    SnowLeopard OS X 10.6.6, 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro, 16GB RAM, with a 'RocketRAID eSATA(Dual eSATA port[i.e.: 2 eSATA Ports that run @ 3Gb/s]+ has 64-bit driver)'. Connected to an External: "STARTECH 4x3.5 S354UFER U/FW/eSATA Enclosure" with FOUR 'SATA3 1.0TB W.D 7200 64M WD1002FAEX BLACK' inside set @ RAID 0(or striped RAID(Same thing))

    When I run: BlackMagic-SpeedTest I GET UNDER 10 BIT HDTV YUV 4:2:2 FRAME RATES:
    HDTV 1080fps 'DISK READ=40, DISK WRITE=25" & UNDER 8 BIT HDTV YUV 4:2:2 FRAME RATES: HDTV 1080fps "DISK READ=54, DISK WRITE=34"

    works extremely fast with PS & AE CS5(I've got both), but because FCS3 has not been updated to take advance of the 4000's architecture, yet anyway, software like FCP, Motion work well enough, but still lack that extra jump in speed…

    FINAL IMPORTANT NOTE: You must not only DL the latest drivers from NVIDIA, but you must install them before you remove your old card & install the 4000!
    I found repairing 'permissions' after this was done to greatly improve performance!

    All & all, for the $$ I give the 4000 a 9/10. Though I've yet to benchmark the 4800.

    57 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great CARD!

    • Written by from New York

    I bought this card for a little over 1k with tax. It fit quite easily into my 8 core early 2009 MacPro and works so, so very fast with Premiere Pro and After effects and PS.

    If the software can access the GPU power it is simply amazing.

    Oh and it plays very well with my 3D projects too. It simply works and nVidia upgrades the drivers frequently.

    36 of 45 people found this useful