Best value for graphics card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jojjoj23, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. jojjoj23 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking at buying a graphics card for my Mac Pro 1,1 and I was wondering what graphics card had the best bang for my buck. Any suggestions?
     
  2. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    5770 is a good value I believe. Can also check out the 285gtx for mac if you're using apps that take advantage of CUDA.
     
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040

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  4. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    but he would have to flash that first, no?
     
  5. Cindori, Sep 3, 2011
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    Cindori macrumors 68040

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    It works out of the box without boot screen. Flashing 6870 is so easy, it can literally be done in 25 seconds. Netkas tool can dump rom, you convert it to EFI, and flash with zeus.

    EDIT: Forgot that the current available firmware is 64bit. no go for MP 1,1. If you wait a few weeks, apple official card will release, hopefully with EBC (32it compatible)
     
  6. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    oh, great info, thanks! I was still
    under the impression that one would need a pc to flash a "pc version" to mac. just like in the old days when I flashed a 8800GT to use with a Mac :)
     
  7. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    great link, thanks! The dvd playback won't work though, right? Is there a kext for that?
     
  8. Cindori macrumors 68040

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