Originally Posted by melgross
I'm not touchy, you are. You didn't comment on what I said, I commented on what you said, remember? This is your touchy response to that.
lol, no point arguing over who is 'touchy' or not. the tone of your response certainly felt like you'd got up on the wrong side of the bed or something. anyway... i'm not miffed or anything!
And I am simply commenting on YOUR word "crippled" which means what I said. You're accusing all card makers that didn't put 512MB on their card as having crippled them, even though you only seem to want to blame Apple for it.
perhaps my use of the word 'crippled' was overly dramatic, though i used it knowing apple has done that in the past. but i certainly wasn't accusing all card makers! i was just referring to the cards apple alone uses - i really don't know where you got that from at all!
I know you said MBP, but you stated that it would be crippled with 256. I didn't say that.
again, my use of the word crippled was perhaps ill-considered, and to be honest i'm not that fussed. and i did
admit that the 'crippled' explanation was merely one that had been floated and hadn't heard anything definitive to explain the discrepancy.
If you read the various tech sites that do reviews of GPU boards, you will see that only the highest end GPU's benefit from that much RAM, the lower tier processors don't.
And, yes, it won't run Apple's pro apps any better.
thanks, i'll freely admit to being far from savvy when it comes to GPUs!
Perhaps Shake might run a small bit better, but, even there, this is NOT the machine to do it with, you need a Mac Pro to run that properly. I have, so I know.
i'm aware of that as well. we use Mac Pros and Quad G5s for editing and motion graphics for broadcast where i work. (a couple of years ago we did use some g5 imacs as a stop gap, they ran AE ok, just were slower on the RAM previews and renders. Motion, of course, on the other hand... hehe). i'm after a solution away from the office for working with HDV - editing and motion graphics. i'm quite prepared to take a performance hit for the benefit of not having to come into work and/or for portability, just wanting to get a set-up that is both adequate for today and will have some