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Disc2
03-20-2010, 12:52 PM
The Xserve comes with Built-in ATI Radeon X1300 PCI Express graphics with 64MB of GDDR3 SDRAM; mini-DVI to VGA adaptor. Can I use a 20 inch apple cinema display? How limited is 64MB ram with regards to its use? Can I use it for photoshop? Thanks

rwm
03-20-2010, 01:56 PM
It will work. But you might notice enough difference with PhotoShop to want more - test it.

Disc2
03-21-2010, 10:52 AM
Aside from Photoshop this is another thing I use but;
Got this info regarding a requirement I need:

Like Apple Motion, Magic Bullet Looks requires specific graphics card capabilities to run. Without the correct card, the software will not install or run, and the installer will warn you if you don't have the necessary graphics card installed in your system.

Magic Bullet Looks supports a wide range of cards from both ATI or NVIDIA. For ATI cards, we require a 9600 XT or greater, or an X series card starting with the X700 series. Cards with greater model numbers and at least 128 MB of RAM can run the Looks engine.

For NVIDIA cards, we support the 6600 model and higher or QuadroFX 1300 and up. Cards with higher model numbers and a minimum of 128 MB of RAM can run Looks. For users working with HD images, we require that the video card have at least 256 MB of RAM. In all cases, we suggest using the latest video drivers for your graphics card.

Please Note Since all media is processed at 32 bit, you will absolutely need a 256 MB graphics card or larger. For newer cards from ATI and NVIDIA, we recommend a minimum of 320 MB of RAM. For 2K projects, we recommend 512 MB or a larger amount of RAM on the graphics card.

Rendering
In most cases, the Looks plug-in requires rendering to generate final color-corrected output. With host applications like Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, you can use Looks as a real-time color correction effect with the dynamic playback capabilities. With applications such as Apple Motion and Adobe After Effects, rendering is required to generate any output with Looks applied. In general, the faster the graphics card, the faster the rendering of media. NVIDIA cards are generally faster than ATI cards of the same level for HD or HDV projects.

Please Note The maximum render size in Looks is 8192 x 8192, but is dependent on the video card in the system. Most cards will support 2K media (2048 x 1536) rendering, but only the NVIDIA 8800 series cards or Quadro 4600/5600 support 8K output at time of this writing.
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Does it mean that I can not use the plugin? Please let me know.

rwm
03-21-2010, 05:35 PM
Defiantly looks like a better card would be helpful for your uses. I don't keep up enough to even point you in a good direction. Someone will.