Mac Edition card in a Windows PC possible?

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

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    Is it possible to run a Mac edition video card in a PC?

    I found a EVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition. Not sure if it's working or not.
    Can this run OK in a PC or will it not work at all?
     
  2. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    It'll work, but not in pure UEFI mode, you'll need legacy support (CSM).
     
  4. thornslack macrumors 6502

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    And if you really wanted to you could always flash a stock rom back onto it.
     
  5. CapnDavey macrumors 6502

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    Its already a PC card with mac firmware added a hybrid card will boot fine in a PC
     
  6. AidenShaw, Mar 30, 2018
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    Will it boot Windows in UEFI mode correctly after the bastard Apple EFI firmware has been loaded?

    Fl0r!an says no.

    Windows defaults to UEFI boot with a GPT disk.
     
  7. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    I've had zero issues using a EVGA GTX680 Mac Edition on an existing UEFI Windows 10 install on a Supermicro system with CSM support disabled.
     
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    Considering the ranting I’ve been doing over consumer law on these forums I felt like I needed some short and precise posts to balance it off. :)
     
  9. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    It might depend on the UEFI implementation, my Asus board refuses to boot without CSM when no UEFI GOP graphics card is present (it'll reboot and automatically reenable CSM). UGA video drivers are no part of UEFI spec, so I guess it's usually not supported.
     
  10. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I’ve installed the GTX 680 into an old PC running Windows 10 (it has an old - pre UEFI BIOS). The card is detected. I have boot screen.
     

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