8800GT for Mac Pro an exact match!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by parkie, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. parkie macrumors member

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  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You can't use pictures to figure out if its exactly the same card.
     
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    perhaps you could email the retailer or... even the manufacturer and ask them if you can use any one of these labeled cards in a macpro. I assume the manufacturer if any would know....
     
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    The card from OcUK has an S-Video out, the one on the Apple site doesn't,
    It's not an exact match, at-least as far as pictures go.

    EDIT: Ah beaten to it.
     
  6. parkie thread starter macrumors member

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    damn it, thought I had scoopage

    p

    I still think I'll buy the one from OCUK if someone gets hold of the firmware.
     
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  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    We should wait and see and stop speculating but using pictures... :p
     
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Even with the S-Video out, it's likely that many PC 8800GT cards can be flashed to a 100% dual-platform card with the Apple EFI (this would require soldering as it does with the X1900 series PC cards).

    It's also likely that any other version of the 8800 that shares the same core as the 8800GT can be flashed to the Mac Pro.
     
  10. spaceharrier macrumors newbie

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    Er, soldering certainly isn't required for all PC X1900 series cards. I'm running a PC X1900XT (512MB Crossfire edition) that I reflashed to work in my Mac Pro. No soldering required, and works just fine under Leopard and Vista (Boot Camp).
     
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    Besides the actual graphic card bios decides whether or not it is an exact match.

    Just because they look the same does not make them the same.

    They are specially made for Apple.
     
  12. takao macrumors 68040

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    i guess it's just the reference cooler design which everybody can get cheaply
     
  13. chameleon macrumors regular

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    I have built web sites for many Internet retailers, including some that sell computer parts. DO NOT trust the photos you see on the web site to be accurate.

    Many retailers struggle to get accurate photos, and for some reason, many part manufacturers actually make it difficult to get access to photos of their merchandise. That means the retailer just does the best they can.

    I personally wouldn't risk it...
     
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    True, all the compatible PCI-E cards for Intel Macs can be flashed without soldering AFAIK. The AGP cards are another story.
     

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