Graphic card for MacPro early 2009 for gaming

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ilwizzent, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. ilwizzent macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2015
    I want to gift my old mac pro early 2009 (2.66 GHz quad core. RAM 10 GB) to a friend of mine's brother.
    Probably he's going to use it for gaming most of the time, so he need to buy a good graphic card.

    Apple certified cards are too expensive compared to not certified ones.

    Can someone suggest me any good third parties cards that can be compatible, without spending more than 150€?

  2. Synchro3, Feb 28, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015

    Synchro3 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    All Nvidia PC cards from GTX 4xx to GTX 6xx are possible since Mountain Lion. GTX 7xx cards since Mavericks.

    Some cards need external power supply, so cards with 6-Pin connectors should be preferred.

    For GTX 9xx cards you need to have installed OS X Yosemite with latest Nvidia web drivers.

    This thread addresses the topic:
  3. ilwizzent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2015
    Thanks lot!

    Are there differences between different brands, or not?

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