ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II

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  1. racer macrumors member

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    Quicky, will a ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II work as Metal/Mojave gpu in a 4,1->5,1 with latest 140 firmware with standard macOS drivers?
    (Don't care about boot screen display).

    Thanks.
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    It should, yes. And if you have the card already, that's a confirmed flashable model very easy to do, so why not flash it and get boot screens too.

    However if don't have the card yet, I'd go for some other card. If I recall correctly, that particular model is a triple wide, so it's going to block one of your PCIe slots. If you don't care about boot screens there are better options.
     
  3. racer thread starter macrumors member

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    I've found one locally for €50, and it seems like a good price for a mojave compatible (even maybe flashable) card.
    Would you, or anyone else for that matter, recommend a 7950 instead if it's in the same price range?
     
  4. h9826790, Dec 20, 2018
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    In fact, if for Mojave, I prefer HD7950 more than GTX680 now.

    The biggest reason is back in late High Sierra, some GTX680 users suffer from the "black box bug" no matter with Apple driver or Nvidia web driver (some text shows as black box randomly). Since it's driver version independent, that means the source of the bug most likely from something else (e.g. other OS core component).

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mac-pro-5-1-odd-finder-graphical-glitch.2130187/

    So far, I didn't heard anyone has similar issue in Mojave. However, Apple already shows that it has no interest in supporting any Nvidia GPU. It's driver quality is doubtful for GTX680. And the user may suffer some similar issue in future Mojave release.

    So, if price is similar, performance is similar, go for the HD7950 seems make more sense at this moment. Especially if the user only want some basic functions (e.g able to display properly, can shows boot screen, etc).
     
  5. racer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks h9826790, that's a solid tip.
    Also ActionableMango was right, this is a triple slot GPU, so that's another minus for this particular 680.
     
  6. tsialex macrumors 603

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    For this price, you can buy, test it throughly, flash it and resell it - easy money.

    Even being a 3slot card, some users dont use all PCIe slots anyway, just be very clear about it.
     
  7. racer thread starter macrumors member

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    Also a very good idea.
    Hope it's still available.
     

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