I've got an early 2008 Mac Pro, and would really like to upgrade my video card beyond the stock Radeon 2600 HD that came with my system. I run two DVI monitors (neither of which accepts the Mini DisplayPort connector). I'd also like to get a card that will work well for Windows games under Boot Camp. So it seems like my options are:
- ATI Radeon 3870 Mac and PC edition - Cheap, but not sold by the Apple store and I hear it's pretty noisy.
- ATI Radeon 4870 - Mid-price, sold by the Apple store, but has one DVI port and one Mini DisplayPort. I have heard bad things about the Mini DisplayPort to DVI converter.
- NVIDIA GTX 285 - Cool but pretty expensive.
Has anybody had any experience with any of these cards? Can anyone confirm or deny the noise issues with the 3870 or the non-working DisplayPort to DVI adapter? Are there any options I haven't thought of?