GTX 295 in Mac Pro

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

  1. vinny. macrumors newbie

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    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 hwcompare.com and the old gtx 295 seemed pretty good and is relatively cheap, so thought I'd give it go.
     
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    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 6502a

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    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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