Graphics Card Incompatibility?

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  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    I want to buy the standard mac pro, which comes with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB. I have a NVidia 7900 GS 256MB. Would I be able to put both of these into the Mac Pro at once without compatibility issues?
     
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  3. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So they won't work together in OS X? :( What if I used the NVInject Drivers to get the NVidia card to work?
     
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    They just won't work at all in OS X.
     
  5. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You have seven cards. 7300 GT, X1900, Quadro FX 4600, HD 2600 XT, 8800 GT, Quadro FX 5600, Radeon 3780.
     
  7. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But it is possible to use ATI and NVidia at the same time on the same machine?
     
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    Yes. You must also only buy the Apple versions of the cards.
     
  9. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Consider the EFIX module. It'll allow you to use up to Series 9 cards from NVIDIA, with Series 200 and AMD/ATI 4800 support coming soon.
     
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    Ok, cool. I'll check that out!
     
  11. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    I'm working on a review of the EFIX for The Mac Gamer. Should be out soon.
     

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