EVGA GeForce GTX Titan

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Garamond, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Garamond macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2004
    OK, I have read a little here, a little there - but the conclusion is that it is indeed possible to fit the EVGA GeForce GTX Titan into my Mac Pro 5,1 and make it work. Can anyone give me a short to-do-list of how this is possible?
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
  3. Garamond thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2004
    That's what I mean - there doesn't seem to be a short conclusive list of what there is to do, the info seems scattered - and without it I feel too insecure of doing such an installment.

    But, you might argue that I shouldn't do this at all because of that. :eek:
  4. El Awesome macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

    Jul 21, 2012
    First get an idea of what you're doing and understand it, then do it. Otherwise you might screw your expensive machine..
  5. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Or get a safer less powerful (but cheaper) card. There are plenty.
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    I ran dual Titans in my 4,1 :D. There's a few threads floating around with adding an internal PSU to power additional cards.
  7. stjames70 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    MacPro 3,1

    I installed an EVGA Titan on the 3,1 with an additional internal power supply inside the 2nd optical bay.

    Not easy would be an understatement. I didn't want to stress the MacPro's PSU so I bought an additional power supply. Routing those cables through the existing chassis was quite a task.

    Although the Titan in theory should run around circles around the GTX 680, I am not quite sure it has any additional advantages over that particular card in OSX applications. All I can tell you is that the current drivers provided by NVIDIA or 10.8.4 do support that card (although you are not going to get the boot screen). Has not been a really big deal to me as I noticed that normal booting sequence will hunt for the first valid boot up disk if the designated boot disk fails to start the MacPro (I would make sure you have more than one valid boot disk).

    Why did I stick a Titan on the MacPro? I just wanted to see if I could.

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