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Graphic Card advice for FCP X - GTX 560 vs HD 6870 ??

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......that said, I have heard that alot of people have had success with the Sapphire 6870 though. The XFX seems to have a different framebuffer than all the other cards, wich is miles over my head to fix. I have read for hrs every day for weeks, but cant seem to solve it.

It might be that you can get the Sapphire or AMD to work though :)
 
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Oh plzzzz, don't let one user's problem with his setup discourage you from the 6870. (Check out the old tonymac forum and you'll see 6870 is a solid card.)

I'm using an XFX 6870 (dual fan). All this card needs is GraphicsEnabler=Yes and I've gone through upgrades from OSX 10.6.x to 10.7.x and now running 10.8.

It doesn't get any easier than that. I don't have any custom kexts, nor custom injection or editing plists and device IDs that other users go through with their cards.

Good luck with your choice.
 
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Oh plzzzz, don't let one user's problem with his setup discourage you from the 6870. (Check out the old tonymac forum and you'll see 6870 is a solid card.)

I'm using an XFX 6870 (dual fan). All this card needs is GraphicsEnabler=Yes and I've gone through upgrades from OSX 10.6.x to 10.7.x and now running 10.8.

It doesn't get any easier than that. I don't have any custom kexts, nor custom injection or editing plists and device IDs that other users go through with their cards.

Good luck with your choice.
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I do know that some have had success with the XFX card, but the majority don't. So its not a good buying advice anyhow. I have tried clean installs and a thousand different ways to solve it with no success.

I will return the card and get a new one, if it is as smooth as powerpcg5 claims I will be very happy.
 
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Well I sure hope the HD 6870 isn't problematic. i've got one in the mail on the way to me right now. I picked it up for cheap so it was hard to resist. It's a Sapphire, though.
 
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Well, I heard from XFX that it was known issue with apple. I think the Sapphire will be good though ;) I have read about lots of happy Sapphire users.
 
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