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StockDC2

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Hello, I was just wondering if anyone has had success flashing the Gigabyte GTX 680 4GB to work in their Mac Pro. Based on my research, many people have had luck with eVGA branded cards but I have not found anyone that has performed the flash on a Gigabyte model. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
 

nigelbb

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Did you read the long thread devoted to the 4GB GTX680? If it doesn't answer your question you would be better posing it there.
 

musokid89

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Feb 17, 2021
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I also have a Gigabyte GTX680 4GB in my 3,1 running Mojave but I'm getting no display output at all through HDMI or DVI, tried multiple monitors including an official apple cinema display. Is the Gigabyte card Metal compatible? Do I need to flash it with a ROM from the mac edition of the card? Or is that only for boot screen? Does it become Metal compatible after flashing? sorry for all the questions, I'm fairly new at this haha. I checked out the thread above but everyone's talking about EVGA rather than Gigabyte. Feel free to link me to the right place if this has been answered elsewhere. Thanks in advance.
 

KeesMacPro

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Is the Gigabyte card Metal compatible? Do I need to flash it with a ROM from the mac edition of the card? Or is that only for boot screen? Does it become Metal compatible after flashing?
Any GTX 680 2/4GB is a Kepler card and Metal compatible.
Flashing the ROM is only to get a bootscreen.
A PC version (=unflashed) should just work out of the box.
I havent seen any reports of issues with the Gigabyte 4GB version so I assume it should work fine flashed or not.
 
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musokid89

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Feb 17, 2021
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Yea that's what I thought, hence why I bought it. I'm not sure why I'm not getting any video output. It shows up in "About this mac" and System Report, but doesn't have anything saying metal compatible. I'll keep experimenting with different ports and cables and monitors etc. Thanks heaps for your reply, helps me out a lot ?
 
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musokid89

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Feb 17, 2021
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Yea that's what I thought, hence why I bought it. I'm not sure why I'm not getting any video output. It shows up in "About this mac" and System Report, but doesn't have anything saying metal compatible. I'll keep experimenting with different ports and cables and monitors etc. Thanks heaps for your reply, helps me out a lot ?
I should clarify, I had to 'remote' into the 3,1 from another computer to see any display haha
 
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