Any smaller GPUS

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by max001, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. max001 macrumors newbie

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    Are there any smaller gpus just for plunging in 2 monitors I have i have 5770 in there now but i also have NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 anything in that small factor but is as good as 5770

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  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Flashed single slot 750Ti, but won't work with old OS, and you need Nvidia web driver.
     
  3. Filin Contributor

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    I think any GPU with TDP under 50w have 1 slot design.
    What you prefer - AMD or Nvidia?
     
  4. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    Single slot 460s are available, but I think the drivers have changed sufficiently in 10.12.4 to prevent it working properly? Or is that just Polaris 10 that's broken?
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    AFAIK, so far none of those single slot RX460 works in cMP.
     
  6. max001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for help but any card with 2 slot design
     
  7. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    So, when you say smaller, do you mean shorter? As we've all given you 1 slot recommendations and you don't seem to want that..?
     
  8. max001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi smaller shorter with 2 slots for 2 monitors

    Thanks
     
  9. Filin Contributor

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    @max001, did you correctly understand terms "single slot" or "dual slot" design?


    Fig.E - 1 slot design
    Fig.F - 2 slot design

    [​IMG]
     
  10. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Slots or ports?
     
  11. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

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    Fig.E is tricky. It's single slot or single bracket. But, the photo shows a protruding heatsink, which effectively takes up two slots once inside the computer.

    So, Fig.E is a fake single slot design, which buyers are not readily aware of until they put it in their PC and find out the cold hard fact.
     
  12. AndreeOnline macrumors 6502

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    There has been surprisingly little discussion here about the new Radeon Pro cards from AMD. This recent launch, the Radeon Pro WX 7100, features 10 bit cards with 8GB RAM and performance equal to an RX480 in a single slot design:

    [​IMG]

    They are also rated at 130W compared to 150W for the RX480.

    They are pricier though, at around $650. Still... some pro features with 10bits in pro apps and so on. Also... with the Radeon Pro naming of the gfx in the latest Macbook Pro, I was wondering if these cards are pretty much compatible out of the box. At least on the level of the RX480s?
     
  13. max001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohhhh i get it fig.e that's what i need thanks
    --- Post Merged, Feb 23, 2017 ---
    Pro WX 7100 are nice but over the budget or me 150 is my max. Question is GeForce GT 120 outdated what am i missing when it comes to 5770 i mean i am just using 5770 for monitoring. how would you connect second monitor?

    Thanks
     
  14. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    Successor of the GT 120 is GT 630, but I guess to weak for your applications.

    I would recommend a GTX 960 4GB: http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8
     
  15. brianbrook macrumors member

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    Yes, I went with the 960 4GB last year: http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=c7bd6671-43f0-480b-bf91-a47e0885de56, I've had Zero problems in a 1,1 running 10.10.5, just got FLAME 2018 and it runs great!! Big recommendation for this particular model, all you need is a 6-pin converter and Cuda and Nvidia drivers and your good to go with no flashing...of course you don't get the boot screen but this card fires up so fast you won't miss it...as you can tell I can't recommend it enough and it's even cheaper this year due to the 10XX releases!!
     

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