[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mac Hardware

Abdelkareem Abonamous anamous at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 18:59:01 EDT 2009

We just bought new octocore MacPros two weeks ago, and went with the  
GTX instead of Radeon. So far under Ubuntu64 Houdini 10 shows no  
issues... Windows however (incase you were considering it) almost  
doesn't run at all on these machines, it constantly crashes.


On Aug 6, 2009, at 12:52 AM, Lisa Reynolds wrote:

>  I spoke to a guy at the Apple store today and he said they no longer
> carry anything but the one Nvidia GeForce and one ATI card. Otherworld
> Computing carries the GeForce GTX 285 and the Quadro FX 4800, but
> specifically state it is for early 2008 and early 2009 Mac Pro models
> only. What's shipping now from Apple is the late 2009 Mac Pro so I'm
> not sure the cards have been tested in it yet.
> Is anyone running either card with a late 2009 Mac Pro? It seems I
> might be stuck for the time being until someone gets around to
> verifying that they'll work in that machine. With the GTX 285 @ $500
> and the FX 4800 @ $1800 it's just too expensive a mistake to make if
> it won't work. Plus I really don't want to cripple Houdini with an
> inferior graphics card.
> -Lisa
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