Mac-Compatible Nvidia Graphics Cards

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  1. jblagden, Nov 15, 2013
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    jblagden macrumors 65816

    jblagden

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    Are all Nvidia Graphics cards Mac-Compatible?

    If not, which Nvidia cards are Mac-Compatible?

    Specifically, I'm looking for a graphics card that costs $50 or less and is more capable than my MacBook Pro's Intel HD 300 graphics.

    I'm looking for a graphics card which I'll be able to connect to my Mac with a Silverstone T004 graphics card enclosure (whenever it's released next year).
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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    You'r in the wrong forum. You need to be here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=90

    Lou
     
  3. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    They'll only tell you on the correct forum that you'll need a new logic board with the discrete nvidia graphics card for starters. Best to sell it and buy another with it already fitted.
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I don't think you can get anything worthwhile under $50. Also, it's strange to get a $300 enclosure to put such a cheap card in.
     
  5. rjheys, Oct 30, 2014
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  6. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    Not sure why bumping this..

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    Next year? Pretty close to year after next at this point; if ever. Hardware really isn't the issue. There is no comprehensive OS support for external TB graphics drivers. So it is probably not going to get certified. Intel isn't going to certify any Rube Goldberg project that hardware vendors come up with.
     
  7. goMac macrumors 603

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    You're buying a Silverstone but are only willing to pay $50 for a GPU?

    I think you're in for a disappointing experience. Besides not being sure what GPU is even halfway decent for $50, you probably want to have a budget for $200-$300 for a GPU.

    Edit: D'oh. Suckered by the old thread.
     
  8. jblagden thread starter macrumors 65816

    jblagden

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    Back then, I was going to get a $50 graphics card, but I've changed my mind. Now I'm leaning towards a GT 740. I wouldn't spend any more on a graphics card than $100. I just don't do anything which would warrant any more graphics processing power than a $100 graphics card. The most I want to do with a graphics card is play StarCraft II at Ultra graphics, which you can do with a GT 640. The GT 740 is just 92 megahertz faster.
     
  9. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    If you are planning an eGPU these threads might be useful:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1848500&highlight=egpu

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20735233#post20735233
     

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