Anyone tried a 9800GT card in a Mac Pro? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JPamplin, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. JPamplin macrumors 6502

    JPamplin

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    OK, here's an auction from the far east that guarantees compatibility with all Mac Pros:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260360782747

    It seems hard to believe, but I have this generation of nvidia card in my PCs and I love them. Is there something wrong with this picture, considering I have a 1st gen Mac Pro?

    Thoughts?

    JP
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    The guy is a hack.

    Ask him for a screen shot.

    I guarantee the card is running as an 8800GT.

    When 9800GT came out, Nvidia authorized their partners to re-flash 8800GT with the 9800GT ROM. The "real" 98GT G92 is a die-shrink with built-in powersaving feature to allow built-in GPU on PC boards, but otherwise identical.

    These shrunk G92s could in theory run a TOUCH faster if the ROM is set to higher speeds. This guy has probably just flashed with Mac 8800GT ROM, so 100% identical performance to Mac 8800GT, but nothing better.

    Ask him for that screenshot or an OpenGl page showing the card running as 9800GT or informal benchmark comparing to a 8800GT in same Mac.
     
  3. eelmac macrumors member

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    the 9800GT and the 8800GT are the same tho, same specs and everything except the chip, the 9800GT has a lower NM, so its really hard to tell
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's the POINT. It CAN'T work because of that.
     

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