Best available cards for a stock 2010 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DELTAsnake, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    Now that I know I can put non EFI cards in a 2010 Mac Pro I'm thinking of placing an order for a new video card. Assuming that the manufacturer hasn't upped the power requirements by OCing it what is the best card from both nVidia and ATi that I can put in a 2010 Mac Pro?
     
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

    DanielCoffey

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    If you look at the big sticky thread and also use the search facility you will get plenty of answers. This has been extensively discussed over the past week or two.

    I would advise looking at the MSI 680 4Gb Twin Frozr 2x 6-pin nVidia card or the ATI 7950 3Gb (PC version) which is also 2x 6-pin. You don't seem to mind the restrictions the PC non-EFI cards come with so those will both fit inside the Mac Pro's power specification.

    If you are prepared to fit and use an external power supply you can go for the overclocked 680s and also the 7970s because they will need 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin for power.
     

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