EVGA e-GeForce 9800 GT in a Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Burbank, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Burbank macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    Hi! This is my first post here. Please be kind <g>...

    I have ordered a new Mac Pro which will arrive tomorrow. It will have the standard "ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB (Two dual-link DVI)" video card.

    Thinking it would be a good thing to do, I also ordered from Amazon this video card:

    "EVGA 01G-P3-N983-AR e-GeForce 9800 GT Akimbo Edition 1GB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Dual Slot with Upgraded Cooling Graphics Card"

    Will the EVGA card work in the MacPro?

    If so, what kinds of benefits might I see?

    If not, how to I determine whether a particular video card will work in the Mac Pro?


  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    The 9800 GT will not work in your Mac Pro. The only cards that you can currently purchase are the 8800 GT, x1900 XT, and the HD3870. Of those, the best is the 8800 GT, but currently the HD3870 has better Core Image capability because of ATI's drivers.

    More or less, a GPU has to have EFI, and it will explicitly state it works with the Mac Pro. Otherwise, it's useful only under Windows.

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