Mac Pro 1,1 GPU on 10.7

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 92jlee, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. 92jlee macrumors 6502

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    Finally found that its the GPU preventing my Pro from working. The 6870 has died (probably caused by me cleaning it trying to get the fan quieter)

    I need a new GPU but can't find any 6870s locally, my opinions are basically here - http://m.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/

    I don't want to spend a fortune though. Does anyone know if any cards from that site will work out of the box (no boot screens) without any additional software and without wiping/reinstalling OSX?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Tesselator, Jul 25, 2013
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    Tesselator macrumors 601

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    I dropped a GTX 570 directly into my MP1,1 running 10.7.5 and everything just worked as expected. I didn't have to do or set anything. I went from the 7300GT to the 8800GT one week and the very next week up to the GTX 570. All about 6 or 8 weeks ago. I paid like $150 for the reference Nvidia 8800GT (shame on me) and $90 for the GTX570 (1.2GB) like-new-in-box. This puppy:

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    Typically US prices on the bay are like $120 to $150 last I looked a few weeks back and I have a hunch that unless you want more memory in a card or maximum CUDA cores, you won't notice any different in your MP1,1 between a GTX570 and something supposedly much better - like the GTX770 (untested, guessing) which costs a lot more. Nor something a bit slower like the GTX470 for just slightly less money (again - untested, guessing).
     
  3. 92jlee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi, thanks for the info. I've never used nvidia cards - ATI fan boy and they don't sell the 570 in shops, I needed a card yesterday morning so I took the risk and picked up a 6670 and it works! So if anyone else finds this thread by searching for a really cheap GPu that works out of the box on a 1,1 running 10.7 get a 6670 (I went with XFX)
     
  4. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Cool beans! Glad ya got something nice that works!
     

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