2010 MAC PRO - gtx 970 + what gpu?

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  1. gochi macrumors 6502

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    If i install a gtx 970 (non mac) i loose the boot efi screen.

    is it possible to install an older gpu just for the boot efi?

    gt 120
    gt 8800
    gtx 285

    those are popssible gpus that come to mind but im guessing not compatible with yosemite?
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Yes

    But if you don't have a Mac you don't need an EFI boot screen. If you need a boot loader for Hackintosh that's another story.
     
  3. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    which combo works best on a 5,1 mac --- wont the nvidia gt 970 web drivers be too new for the gt 120?

    the gtx is non mac the gt 120 is mac
     
  4. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    GT120 is the best option. You'll see the boot screen only on that card, not on the GTX 970.
     
  5. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if I can't connect both boys I would have a boot screen? What about with a ati 5750?
     
  6. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    You'll always see the bootscreen only on the EFI card, the PC card won't be affected.
     
  7. filmak macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's better to have one maker's cards installed concurrently.
     
  8. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Issue with GT120 shows up in Windows. No driver for both, it's an either/or.
     
  9. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I thought....is there any other solution? 8800gt 7300gt?
     

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