Budget replacement for Mac Pro 4,1 (HD 7790)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by papasmurph, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. papasmurph macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Hello forum,

    Sorry if it's covered but I've been researching this lots and can't seem to find an answer anywhere.

    I'm looking for a new (not ebay option) budget replacement for my Mac Pro 4,1 and currently considering a 'Sapphire HD 7790 OC 1GB'. I'm not a huge gamer but want this more for triple screens and low power/noise but I can't find any posts on any HD 7790.

    From the forum, I also get the impression that nvidia cards are favoured and covered in more depth - no sticky FAQ for AMD cards!

    To be blunt, can anyone confirm if the OC'ed 7790 will work and is a good option or should I stick to nVidia GTX 650 Ti?

  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    7790 may work, but certainly not OOTB. It would need adding device id to AMDAccelerator and ATI7000Controller kexts, like 7850.

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