GTX 570 Superclocked.

phickers

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Oct 1, 2012
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I am considering buying a EVGA GTX570/Superclocked card. I was wondering if this card will work without an additional PS. Does the overclocking of the processor 1.work in the mac pro,2. are there any additional heat or power issues to consider. IE does the overclocking demand more power than the regular version? I know I could send it back if it did not work... I am getting the 1280mb version to leave behind the "above 2gb issue".
Also many of the EVGA cards have a rebate of $20 on Amazon through October. It might be the time to move on a new card for others too. If you already bought one you have 30 days to claim the rebate.

I am running a 2009 4,1 version of the Mac Pro with 1 Quad core 3.33mhz processor with 12Mb on board memory and the GT 120 video card.
 
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derbothaus

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It'll work without additional power. The GPU clock speed is determined by the manufacturer and as default will work at the speed on the box. You can also overclock more in Windows. Heat may rise a tad but nothing to worry about. A very well cooled card on average. Usually cards that are OC'd demand more power but they could also under-volt at the factory. Look at the power requirements of this exact model. I have taken advantage of EVGA's swap program with a 9800GX2 and a GTX280. Works as they state. Very nice. Your face will get blown back at the speed change against that 120. I'd be excited.
For more info please see this dramatically extensive thread that will answer all sorts of questions.
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1360927/
 

phickers

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Gtx570

I ordered the card, should be here Thursday. Anybody know if I can keep the old card in there for a third monitor and a boot screen? Heck if I get some why not get it all?
Thanks for the info!
 

OrangeSVTguy

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I ordered the card, should be here Thursday. Anybody know if I can keep the old card in there for a third monitor and a boot screen? Heck if I get some why not get it all?
Thanks for the info!
Yes I still have my stock GT120 still in there with no problems. Got it setup for PhysX under windows too lol. Both my monitors are hooked up to the 570.
 
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