Where will a 2008 MacPro 2 x 2.88ghz/12g x 800mhz ram bottleneck with an Ati5870

I have a 2008 Macpro dual 2.88g Quad Xeons, 12 gig 800mhz ram and I am currently upgrading from an 8800gt to a 5870 graphics card. I am interested to know where this system will bottleneck or will my system utilise this card well ?

ps : this systems runs Protools 8 in OSX 10.6.5. The priority for the graphics card is games in windows 7 (boot camp)
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  1. No,your rig is fine for a 5870.
  2. Maziar said:
    No,your rig is fine for a 5870.

    thanks for the advice mate.
  3. Yeah it's good! Why do you want a 5870?
    I would go for a 6870 a $100 cheaper and maybe 5% slower. Also scales better in CrossFire but since you have a Mac...
    Here's the benchmark:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6870/29.html
  4. plznote said:
    Yeah it's good! Why do you want a 5870?
    I would go for a 6870 a $100 cheaper and maybe 5% slower. Also scales better in CrossFire but since you have a Mac...
    Here's the benchmark:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6870/29.html


    Are there bootcamp drivers for a 6870 card? If so I agree I should have done that. It seems a bit wrong to buy a brand-new mac graphics card that is part of a whole series that is already super-ceded. ha ha. Anyway ... it's ordered now so ... here goes. Thanks very much for your advice.
  5. Yes there are bootcamp drivers for 6870.
    Don't worry though,5870 is still a great card(faster than 6870),hope you enjoy it :)
  6. the OS is the bottleneck
  7. iam2thecrowe said:
    the OS is the bottleneck

    Yup,

    and the fact that it outdated two days after it came out.
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