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Old Jan 19, 2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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GPU for Mac Pro 2010

Doing a sweep of upgrades to my aging 2010 Pro (memory, SSD, video card).

Anyone recommend a good video card? I do a bunch of 3D-intensive work.

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Old Jan 21, 2015, 11:36 AM   #2
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Gtx 980?

It is a good card, but if you use a non-flashed version. You MUST install AND activate the Nvidia web driver BRFORE you boot from this card, otherwise, there will be nothing on the screen.
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Thank you! Will look into it!
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Another option is the Nvidia K5000 4Gb Mac Edition for 3D work though it's pricey at around $1500+. You could also look into the Nvidia 770gtx or 780gtx aside from the 980gtx.
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Thanks for the additional info!

I'm comfortable with the $600 range I am seeing with the GTX980, but am not seeing anywhere would I would be able to obtain Mac drivers for it?

I am not much of gear expert an have been spoiled by buying systems as a whole vs. customizing like I am now. There may be an obvious solution to this. I saw a general Nvidia web driver utility out there...

Thanks!
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 12:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for the additional info!

I'm comfortable with the $600 range I am seeing with the GTX980, but am not seeing anywhere would I would be able to obtain Mac drivers for it?

I am not much of gear expert an have been spoiled by buying systems as a whole vs. customizing like I am now. There may be an obvious solution to this. I saw a general Nvidia web driver utility out there...

Thanks!
~TPS
My friend. I have an Nvidia Quadro 4000 2048 for Mac that I am not using. Is installed in my 2008 Mac Pro. I am using my Mac Pro as a server and I have it connected via ethernet to my iMac and using share screen. Send my a private, I could sell it to you, I still have the original 256 MB for my Mac Pro that I can install.
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