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Old Sep 4, 2014, 12:08 PM   #1526
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^^^^I still have this card:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1650436

$150.00 and it's yours.

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Old Sep 17, 2014, 03:56 AM   #1527
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Asgorath, thank you very much for your excellent summary and for maintaining the thread. This is by far the clearest information I've found anywhere on the subject.

I'm considering installing a GTX 650 Ti Boost on a 3,1 machine which already has upgraded RAM (16GB) and high-end CPU - it's optimized for computation, but still has the stock GPU. Quite old but never had any issues.

Question: will I notice the PCI-e 1,0 limitation under BootCamp and if yes, is there a way round it? This was answered a couple years ago in this thread but maybe things have changed since?
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 11:54 AM   #1528
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Nvidia Web Drive for OS 10.10 Beta, PB3:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/kFcKnY...3.01.01a11.pkg

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 09:54 AM   #1529
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So with 10.9.5 out, when NVidia releases a new web driver, will it address the funkiness that 10.9.4 wrought? I hope so...
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 12:18 PM   #1530
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Nvidia Web Drive for OS 10.10 Beta, PB3:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/kFcKnY...3.01.01a11.pkg

Lou
This works with the most recent DP, right?
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 12:35 PM   #1531
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^^^^No, for DP8 you need this:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/iPYjvX...3.01.01a10.pkg

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1532
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 05:09 PM   #1533
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Mavericks 10.9.5 Web Driver Here:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/1...-01-03f01.html

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 05:19 PM   #1534
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 08:35 PM   #1535
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^^^^Check the link now.

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 10:19 PM   #1536
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Thanks, that's much better. Going to try these drivers with a refurb'd GTX 570 HD / Mac Pro 1,1 / Tiamo / 10.9.5 to see if it's really better than a 660 compute wise.

As long as I don't use Apple's combo updater, 10.9.5 is a snap as others have found.
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 09:30 AM   #1537
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Thanks, that's much better. Going to try these drivers with a refurb'd GTX 570 HD / Mac Pro 1,1 / Tiamo / 10.9.5 to see if it's really better than a 660 compute wise.

As long as I don't use Apple's combo updater, 10.9.5 is a snap as others have found.
Meaning update it from the appstore update menu, or DL the non-combo standalone?
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 10:29 PM   #1538
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Meaning update it from the appstore update menu, or DL the non-combo standalone?
Yes to both, either one gives you the 139 MB delta update that doesn't touch the boot.efi file.
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Old Sep 21, 2014, 05:22 PM   #1539
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So it looks like the GTX 570 *is* better than a 660 for CUDA / compute purposes. After several days of running the 570 instead of the 660, it clearly can do certain CUDA jobs anywhere from 2X to 10X faster than the 660 can.

There does seem to be a ceiling I'm hitting but I assume it's more the fault of the PCIe 1.0 bus on the Mac Pro (1,1) than anything else.
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Yes to both, either one gives you the 139 MB delta update that doesn't touch the boot.efi file.
Hmm... I updated from the Appstore update item, and it gives me the "your computer restarted because of an error" message yet again, like 10.9.4 did. When I boot using stock apple drivers I do not get this message.
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Suggest a card

Hello,
I have been going through the forums since last night since my quadro 4000 has died, how is Gainward GTX760, for MacPro 4.1 main purpose is Adobe Software that use CUDA, on the other hand I have a 660TI on my PC which has 2 x 6PIN which I can try and try the performance..

Please advise!
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Anyone got an idea how to triple boot with a non-efi card.

I would like to use windows and OSX (no drama using bootchamp or bootcamp), but how to I access/install ubuntu (not through VM)

The graphics card is a GTX 660ti.
Mac Pro 3,1

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Anyone got an idea how to triple boot with a non-efi card.

I would like to use windows and OSX (no drama using bootchamp or bootcamp), but how to I access/install ubuntu (not through VM)

The graphics card is a GTX 660ti.
Mac Pro 3,1

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You can use a third party boot app like quickboot to select what OS prior to rebooting.
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You can use a third party boot app like quickboot to select what OS prior to rebooting.
Could I use that to install the OS (ubuntu) or would I need another graphics card to do that.
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Could I use that to install the OS (ubuntu) or would I need another graphics card to do that.
When I'm installing an operating system I go into preferences / Startup disk and set the Mac to bootup from the USB Disk / CDROM / External disk and reboot into installer.
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