GTX295 in Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by quadraspleen, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. quadraspleen macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2009 Mac Pro dual quad-core with the ATI 5870 or whatever it is.

    I am running bootcamp on a seperate drive with no hassles (using the reference ATI catalyst suite in Win7 Ultimate x64 with no probs. Runs games like a dream. Man those CPU's kick ass!)

    My question: I have a GTX 295 sitting in my sad old PC, the PC that hasn't been used since I got Bootcamp working so sweetly. Can I stick it in the Mac? On its own? I don't want two cards like the 8800/295 solution. If so, how would I go about doing it?
    I have read somewhere that I need to install the Nvidia Mac drivers before changing cards, but which Nvidia Mac drivers? The ones for the GTX 285?
    Do I need to flash my card with an EFI update? Is there such a thing?!

    I have read and posted in another forum on here that says that a 295 in 10.6.x on a late 2009 Mac Pro will work just like that, but I'm not so sure I want to just try it. Who knows what the card will do.

    Any advice gratefully received :)
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It'll work in Windows only since OS X does not support SLI
     
  3. quadraspleen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is the 295 in SLI mode because it's 2x9800's or whatever it is in SLI mode?
     

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