gtx 1060 instead of rx480?

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  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    Im using XFX rx480 8gb but it performs as same as HD5870 base on several tests with testing programs like heaven. Updating every single time for MaxOS is risky to me.

    Any thought about getting 1060 for full performance instead of limited rx480?
     
  2. dfritchie macrumors regular

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    I'm looking at either the 1060 or 1070, will probably go with the 1060 due to budget :)
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think the 1060 is a better choice unless the RX480 can provide unaccelerated screen before kext edit.

    If both card only shows black screen after every OS upgrade. It's better on the Nvidia side because you know if the driver is there before you do the OS update.
     
  4. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if gtx 10 series show boot screen or not with the most recent driver.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    No, unless it's a flashed card.
     
  6. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How can I flash gtx 1060?
     
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  8. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Yes, but you have to write the Mac EFI by yourself.
     
  9. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    any link that I can try?
     
  10. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    It's going to require a massive amount of study, as well as a lot of trial and error. It would be both wiser and more economical to get MVC to do it for you, that or buy a cheap graphics card with Mac EFI for the rare opportunity that you need a boot screen.
     
  11. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so it is impossible to have a bootcamp with gtx 1060 then?
     
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  13. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    Don't get a GTX 1060 or 1050Ti. As it is now, there are issues with 1060s (especially) where graphical glitches appear on a Mac after it has been woken from sleep. Such glitches won't go away until the user logs out and then back in again. It's very annoying. NVIDIA Is supposedly working on a fix, but it's not gonna happen any time soon.
     

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