5,1 mac pro don't support metal?

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  1. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Quick question. I got 5,1 3.33 ghz 6 core.

    I wanted to play this new released mac game called, "Obduction." As I was looking at the specific requirement, it stated mac needed metal support. It looks like 6,1 is metal supported only from apple site. Could 5,1 be metal supported as well?
     
  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    The stock 5770 in the 5.1 is not compatible with Metal. You have to upgrade your card for a "Metal-friendly" one. I planned to buy a 7950 myself for my 1.1/2.1 up until a few days ago - but I just got a 5,1 this week (yay!!! :D), so that changed my plans and I'll look for more options to get Metal support on this Mac - I suppose a 7950 is not the only option for a 5,1 - while it is for the 1,1/2,1.

    We just bought a 6,1 at work (yeah yeah, I know......... ;)) and to be honest, I don't see much of a difference, eventhough its D500s obviously support Metal. As you said though, if it's a requirement for you then that's another story...
     
  3. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have gtx 680. Would that be metal friendly? :) 6,1 isnt bad btw.
     
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    Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    It certainly isn't. We got the "small" 6-core with D500s... I know it's "outdated" and all, nobody should buy this blahblahblah, but we did and to be honest, it's a great machine so far. It's perfect for our needs. I don't regret the purchase at all, we'll see how Apple Mac Pro plans turn out... Meanwhile, I'll have great fun with the little beast... :) Actually we didn't have much of a choice, my boss didn't want a second hand, iMac and MBP were out of the question, so..... I know I did comment a couple times about the lack of updates, and I'm very happy about last week's annoucements, but this 6,1 will do just fine for now (just like my 5,1 - I'll probably keep that one for a long time!)

    ........BUT...time to get back on topic now ;)
     
  7. flowrider macrumors 601

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    It is, with the proper GPU. Go to System Information, Graphics/Displays. The last entry will tell you whether Metal is supported or not. It is on my 5,1 with a GTX 780 (soon to be a GTX 1080).

    Lou
     
  8. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have 680. Would that do? Thank lou as always
     
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    Thanks syncro as always as well.
     
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    Easy to check / confirm from the system info.
    Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 08.35.53.jpg
     
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    ^^^^I think that's what I said in post #7. I just didn't post a pict. Aren't we adults here?

    Lou
     
  14. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I meant me doh as in im stupid not meant to insult u.
     

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