GTX 670= Amazing....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BigJohno, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    So I have had the card for about 24 hours. So far my experience is really good. I am running 10.8.2 with the latest drivers from nvidia. In ML the card runs flawlessly. Using Photoshop, illustrator, Final cut, and aperture the card doesn't even break a sweat. The 5770 even at idle was warm. The 670 is cool as can be even being pushed.

    I ran some test in win 8 and BF 3 plays ultra at 1440p on my Apple 27". Solidworks runs amazingly. Fan does ramp up when playing BF but it's not a big deal. Gota cool the beast.

    One complaint though, When I turn off the computer and turn it on, not restart the expansion slot fan runs around 1500 to 2000 rpm and so does the power supply fan. I found by stressing the video card like playing steam or something the fans return to normal operation. Waking from sleep the fans are ok and restarting from win to osx is ok.

    Here are some pictures of the card.

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    I have this card too, well the ftw version. You can set up a fan curve with evga Precision software, the stock fan curve tends to wait until it gets pretty hot and then revs up, setting up with something like 1% fan per 1c gets considerably lower temps in my experience.

    It's a great card, but could do a little better at The Witcher 2 @ 1440p Ultra (no ubersampling) but still around 40-50fps though so is playable, I knock a few settings down though to hold 60.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Can't wait for the hopefully upcoming mac pro 2013 graph. specs :)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    You're not pushing it hard enough.... :D

    I have the GTX 680 4GB and when heavy rendering it pours heat out the vents. This is when all the CUDA cores are maxed out.

    Congrats on an awesome card !!!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool Ill have to check that program out. Thanks!
     
  6. Dr. Stealth, Dec 15, 2012
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    macrumors 6502

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    Enable RealView graphics within Solidworks


    Do a search for "Realhack 3.5". It does a simple reg edit that will enable RealView graphics within Solidworks for your card. Very nice..... Plus, it's free.

    :)
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Could I put one of these in my Mac Pro 3,1? Would I need adapters for power or are they standard?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    got it! :) love that hack. At school we have 10k dell machines with quadro 6000 video cards and this hack allows it on any card. Haha I had it on my 5770 and even on my gt330 macbook pro.
     
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    Read section 6 of the sticky post. If you are replacing a 5870 you already have the necessary cables too.
     

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