2010 Mac Pro and GTX 760

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tucom, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Tucom macrumors 65816

    Tucom

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    Hello,

    How's the situation with a GTX 760 - EVGA SuperClocked in my case - out of the box on a 2010 Mac Pro running Yosemite? I read on tonymacs forums that they've had success with their Hackintoshes, so is that the case?

    Will it work without needing to install anything additional?

    Does Yosemite have native drivers for the 760 in particular?

    Is it safe and within the power limits of the Mac Pro PCIexpress lane setup and additional power connectors to use an EVGA SuperClocked 760 without damaging anything?

    Lastly, is there any benefit to using the nVidia drivers over the native ones?
     
  2. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    i had one for a bit on 10.9.5 and everything ran smoothly and safely..should be the same for yosemite
     
  3. Tucom thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So looking around the forums a bit, there's a thread here -

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1707107

    Where evidently a non-flash PC card (like mine) will run slower in Slot 1?? What was your situation like exactly, any knowledge on this?
     
  4. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    you should be fine with a 5.1 mac pro..his was a 2008
     
  5. Tucom thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There was one user that had the same issues with a 2009, apparently. Same thread.
     
  6. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    i heard and read on here that yosemite fails to show pcie 2.0 speed on system profile but that it actually is when you check on programs like cuda z
     
  7. Tucom thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, now did you have to install any additional drivers? Does Yosemite have native drivers for the GTX 760? Do you know how much of a difference Nvidia's drivers would make vs. the native ones?
     
  8. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    Your GTX 760 is based on the Kepler GK104 GPU, same as the GTX 680/670, so you should have no problem using the card under OS X 10.10 with native drivers. The GTX 760 is just a rebadged GTX 670 with the same 170W TDP, well within the 225W limit when using 2 six-pin auxiliary video power plugs.

    BTW all your other questions are answered on the first page of the Nvidia FAQ link.
     

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