Best Graphics Card for Mac Pro 3,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Yurtal, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Yurtal macrumors member

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    Hi guys. I just wanted to ask a question about graphics cards which I know nothing about.

    What is the best card to get for gaming/3D (maya)? Apple and or PC/Flashed (sorry if that is not the right term) and is it possible to buy the PC cards already flashed?

    Cheers.
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    the best are the nvidia GTX285 and the Radeon 4870. You can buy flashed versions of the 4870 on ebay, but they don't end up being much cheaper than the apple card.
     
  3. Yurtal thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a million for your help. I thought that might be the case with the pre-flashed versions.

    Thanks.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Or just buy a stock PC card and use netkas' injector to run it.
     
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  7. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Or just buy the PC card for $150, flash it one time, and never have to worry about it again.

    If you'd like more information on my option, let me know I'll be more than happy to fill you in.
     

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