GFX Card, and Mac pros here we go again!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by xceptsingh, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. xceptsingh macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for this question I can see loads of posts on Macrumors about it, but I own a Mac Pro which is 1 year old, so before it came with the "mini display port" secondly, I got 2 x 2600 XT HD cards, which have done me fine to this date, My problem is now I need to upgrade and it HAS to be a Nvidia Geforce, due to a certain software i use.

    When I check the apple site, i can only see the Geforce 120 or the Quadro cards - the 120 i dont find as a useful upgrade, and the Quadro is out of price range... any ideas, what to do, where to go ?

    Thanks
     
  2. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    The 120 is the only Nvidia card that has Mini Display port, so if you needed that, you're out of luck.

    Otherwise, you could buy a GTX 285 or somebody's old 8800 GT.
     
  3. xceptsingh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont need a mini display, as my screen is a Cinema display 23" version ... so thats not a problem...

    Can i buy any GTX285 because i cant see any in apple store for sale.

    Im guessing the GTX 285 is better then the 8800 gt

     
  4. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I personally wouldn't pay $529 for a GTX 285. Stores that still have the Mac version have seem to be charging a premium as of late because they're now out of production.

    If you need an NVIDIA, I'd look for a used 8800 GT (make sure you get the EFI-64 version; an EFI-32 version for 2006-2007 MPs was also made). Otherwise, the Mac GTX 285 - but these cards typically get $350+ even used.

    Another option of course, is flashing a PC card. This thread has lots of information on flashing the 8800 GT.
     

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