Workstation choices - high end PC or Mac Pro

Started Feb 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
teseg Senior Member • Posts: 2,208
Limitation example (I did not even consider when opting for PC)

glasswave wrote:

Today's Windows workstation means a system with Quadro or Firepro card. And they are worth having, if 3d rendering is your bread & butter. Else wise, not so much.

I suspect there will also be a migration to 10-bit monitor color over time, for which either of those GPUs are useful vs. 'consumer' GPUs. I have a 10-bit underutilized monitor because my current GPU does not support 10-bit color but am looking at the Firepro card. Had I any Apple product without a 10-bit GPU I would be stuck having to buy a new machine vs. upgrading the GPU for $200 if I wanted to maximize my monitor color potential.

The point is, as fast as technology changes, one never knows what upgrade they may want, and with Apple, you are stuck with what you have until new hardware is purchased.

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