Flash/mod GTX 780, what exactly is different?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by superdx, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. superdx macrumors regular

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    Was considering purchasing one of the cards from MacVidCards, but aside from the boot screen, is there any actual performance benefit? I don't really care about the boot screen because I still have a GT 120 plugged in and that shows the boot screen fine.
     
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  3. superdx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought an FSP Booster X5, so that angle is covered!
     
  4. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    then i guess you are good to go .. just no boot screen .. if you are running external power .. i would pick up a titan
     
  5. Executor macrumors member

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    It was my understanding that under windows. The cards won't work at the full PCI-E bandwidth. If you use GPU-Z under windows you'll see that the card is running at PCI-E 1.1 speed. That would result in decreased performance. Not much. But some for sure. Perhaps Macvidcards could chime in and share his expertise?
     
  6. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I do not have windows installed but from my understanding macvidcards mods the card so you always get the full bandwidth
     
  7. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Yes, the mod turns on PCIE 2 speeds in Windows as well as on 3,1 Mac Pros in OSX.

    Since gaming in Windows in important to some, this is nice touch.

    I think people with boot screens really enjoy them. Makes the computer feel like Apple wanted you to have a solid high performance machine.

    If you are fine without, great.
     

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