Gripe number two is with Nvidia who sold me a Quadro FX4800 graphics card £1200 over a year ago for a Mac that will not accept it, if your Mac is 1.1 to 3.1 then this card will not work and hey presto no where in the NVIDIA bumf that ships with this graphics card tells you this, nor does the on line shop who sold me this card.
To put you in the picture I have a second Intel MacPro that was bought January 2008 but built late 2007 that I hoped to install the graphics card into to setup Premiere Pro CS6 giving me a second edit system utilising the Mercury engine.
The Quadro FX4800 for Mac was available May 2009 and there is no mention of this card not being compatible with MacPros pre 2008 other than small print on the Nvidia web site that I have not been able to locate yet !
This has been superseded by the FX4000 at £700 but I think its still relevant information.
I did a bit of swapping cards this morning and installed the latest Lion drivers for the 4800 on my main MacPro ver 5.1 and for the first time in over a year I now get a fully functional FX4800 graphics card working with Premiere Pro CS5.5 and it certainly makes for a snappier Premiere.
I look forward to receiving my copy of Premiere Pro CS6 on Friday and finally giving you all my account of what has been hailed FCP-8 !
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