Cheapest graphic card for Mac Pro 1,1?

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  1. flaubert macrumors member

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    What would be the cheapest graphics card solution to be able to run Sierra on a Mac Pro 1,1, assuming that I overcome the EFI hurdle and machine ID check? All I would be looking for is bare functionality, not gaming performance. I see these Mac Pro 1,1 machines on craigslist for $100-$150 from time to time, it would be fun to set one up as a VPN/DNS/file server/whatever. Thanks!
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

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  3. flaubert thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahhh, right, I had forgotten about the SSE instruction problem. Thanks for pointing out that thread.
     
  4. CapnDavey macrumors 6502

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    ATI HD4870 video cards can be had cheap and most can be flashed to work on a first gen mac pro you can still run 10.10 or 10.11 on it have fun
     
  5. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    Totally forgot that I have this card laying around (original Mac Edition Radeon HD 4870, bought with my Mac Pro 2009).

    @ flaubert: If you live in Europa you can have it for a good price. If interested PM me.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Update:
    Just this morning installed the High Sierra public beta on my MacPro3,1.
    So far after several hours it appears to behaving very nicely.
     

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