GTX 680 In Mac Pro 1,1

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  1. Habberkuk macrumors member

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    Hello.

    I've found a cheap Mac Pro. I costs 370$. I'm thinking that it might be a 1,1 because it's so cheap, but it doesn't really matter wether it's a 1,1 or something else. But will it be able to handle a new GFX card like the GTX 680 or just another card from the 600 series.

    Thanks for any help in advance.
     
  2. ReallyRedCobra macrumors member

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    It should. Just make sure you get the right power cables for it to match up to the logic board. You wont have a boot screen but it should boot into the OS. I use a 570 GTX with no issues.
     
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    What about the 580 will that one work? Will the GTX 680 work if I install the drivers manually?
     
  5. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    580 will work too I believe, nearly all Kepler cards supported since 10.8.3. The nice thing about the 680 is you can flash it with a Mac EFI bios giving you a boot screen. All the roms and instructions are in this forum too.
     
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    The EFI boot screen for GTX 680s are meant for 64 bit EFI Mac Pros. The 1,1 and 2,1 are 32 bit and I don't think it will work. That's why there are 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the 8800 GT cards.
     
  7. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Correct - that'll teach me to post while cleaning up an infected server..
     

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