GTX 295 in Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by vinny., Jan 26, 2013.

  1. vinny. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2012
    Ok so I had a bad experience with the 560 gtx, now I am going to try gtx 295. I know its possible people have done it without messing with it.

    Can anybody give me any tips to help it run smoothly.
    Offer some words of wisdom? anyone done this?

    I also heard with lion 10.7.5 all the nvidia drivers are preinstalled, so do I need to install anything?

    ps. I know I should get a native apple graphics card, but they are so expensive and so crappy for the money, I did various comparisons on and the old gtx 295 seemed pretty good and is relatively cheap, so thought I'd give it go.
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    Since GTX 295 has a TDP of 289W and requires both 6-pin and 8-pin power cables, I really doubt that you want to try it on the Mac Pro without using an external power supply.
  3. nigelbb macrumors 65816

    Dec 22, 2012
    What are you using your Mac Pro for? If you need a CUDA card for Premiere Pro etc then the GTX570 is the fastest available & can be found used for less than $200 or equivalent local currency. The power requirements are normal too.

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