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

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

  1. JPamplin macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    OK, here's an auction from the far east that guarantees compatibility with all Mac Pros:

    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?


  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    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

    Mar 9, 2009
    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

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    That's the POINT. It CAN'T work because of that.

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