Frequently Asked Questions About NVIDIA PC (non-EFI) Graphics Cards

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  1. flowrider macrumors 601

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  2. pierrox macrumors regular

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    Nice find Lou!
    Question: is it possible to have a Geforce 9x0 card and a 10x0 on the same machine? Do you need to install both drivers for that? Or does the 10x0 driver know how to drive older cards?
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    AFAIK, same driver for both card.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^It is! The Nvidia Web Drivers for OS 10.12.4 and above contain drivers for all Nvidia GTX cards that can be used in the cMP. Any Web Driver issued prior to OS 10.12.4 will not run Pascal GPUs.

    Lou
     
  5. Khendal, Jul 23, 2017
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    Updated to 10.12.6 and nVidia 378.05.05.25f01.pkg ... but nothing... my Zotac GTX1060 3gb not working... on system report say nVidia Chip Model :(

    Anyone can assist me ? Have i to enable or disable something ?

    This is what i have :
     

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  7. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Saw your post at Netkas. For some reason your card isn't being recognized. As was asked above, is there a power connector on your card? If it's this card:

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    there is a six pin power connector on it.

    Lou
     
  8. Khendal macrumors member

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    Yes ...the card is powered...and it's this one :

    Zotac GTX 1060 3gb AMP! Edition
     

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  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^And it's hooked up to mini six pin "A" on the MB with the proper mini 6 to 6 pin cable?

    Lou
     
  10. Khendal macrumors member

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    Yes... i have 2 cables plugged... i'm using a 8800GT (6pin pcie) :) ... it's not this the problem :(
     
  11. pugdude1321, Jul 27, 2017
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    I'm considering getting a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 as a spare Mac, but I'm on a budget and I'm wondering if any of the GT 730 or GT 710 cards are supported in El Capitan (with the latest compatible Web Drivers for El Cap.)?
     
  12. owbp macrumors 6502a

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    @pugdude1321 ,
    GT220, 210, 730, 710, 630 etc all work in El Capitan with native Apple drivers, but performance should be a tad better with web drivers.
    If on the budget, you should also consider HD5770 (maybe HD6850 too) as good performer - but they require one power cable and this is nVidia thread... :)
     
  13. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    I have a Mac Pro 5,1 that I'd like to get upgraded. If I were to walk into a computer parts store (like Microcenter), what is the best video card I could get for roughly $500?
     
  14. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    You can probably get a GTX 1080 and have change left over.
     
  15. JimJamG macrumors newbie

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    Apologies for treading over old ground that is probably already covered in this thread. I did try and read my way through it to find my answer but I was starting to get more confused.

    Basically I'm looking for advice on the best new graphics card to get for my Mac Pro 4,1. (Running El Capitan but I'm guessing I could upgrade to Sierra if needed).

    I'm looking for compatibility and best performance for both After Effects CC 2017 and Cinema 4D (R16 but hoping to upgrade from there soon).

    Any help would be massively appreciated, thanks.

    Jamie
     
  16. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think you already study a bit, what's your idea so far?
     
  17. Zipski, Aug 6, 2017
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    Zipski macrumors newbie

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    Hello. Im sorry if this question was solved above. I cant find answer on the surface of internet.
    recently i bought open box MSI 1080ti Gaming X which i wanted to put inside Sonnet egfx breakaway box 550 but few weeks ago realised that 550watt modification they will start selling at the end of november. So im in desperate mood now.
    Power consumption of this card is less than 300watt on a peak. Manufacturer says it needs to be 600watt recommended.
    for more info:
    my needs in work with Nuke, Scratch, Davinci, Fusion, After Effects, Photoshop, Final cut
    My system is mac pro 6.1 12core d500

    I wonder will it have enough power if i connect it somehow?

    eGFX Breakaway Box
    • Equivalent to ~600W recommended
      system power
    • One 8-pin (6+2 pin) plus one 6-pin
      power connector
    • Supports up to 300W card
    • Provides laptop charging up to 15W

    eGFX Breakaway Box 550
    • Equivalent to ~750W recommended
      system power
    • Two 8-pin (6+2pin) power connectors
    • Supports up to 375W card
    • Provides laptop charging up to 87W
     
  18. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Pretty sure those recommendations are for total system power, i.e. so that it's enough to drive the CPU and all other components. If it's just in an eGPU enclosure, sounds like it'll be fine. You even listed "supports up to 300W card" from the eGPU enclosure specs.
     
  19. dickybow macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Can someone please recommend a budget graphics card for my MacPro 3.1 2008 on El Capitan ?

    I need it to be able to work from boot screens etc

    Thanks
     
  20. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Will a GT120 work in a 3,1? That's probably the cheapest boot screen card you can get. What do you need to do with it?
     
  21. dickybow macrumors newbie

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    thanks for replying

    is there anything else thats newer and has more punch ie GT 710?
     
  22. howiest macrumors regular

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    Here are some choices for your Mac Pro 3,1.
     
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