- Jul 6, 2013
Will Metal work with a Mac Pro 3,1 or would I need a significantly upgraded video card? I'm running the 5770.
Noticed this earlier in the year. I know this thread was resurrected from the dead...Metal on 3,1 working with compatible videocard ( nvidia gtx6xx, gtx7xx, gtx9xx or ati 79xx, R7/R9 XXX )
But currently it's not used by anything. Only GUI uses Metal only on intel integrated videocards.
What are we looking at here?
It is the same card as GTX680 yet newer and cheaper, but for exact model nubmer (if you want to flash it) please scroll throug these two threads:What about the Nvidia GTX 770 2 GB ?
Adobe Premiere Pro CC timeline -- one with Metal enabled, the other using Open CL. Metal has some effects not able to be viewed in real-time (the red).What are we looking at here?
I second this. 680 is a better value. I have a flashed 770 4gb in my 5,1, works with metal.It is the same card as GTX680 yet newer and cheaper, but for exact model nubmer (if you want to flash it) please scroll throug these two threads:
Many 3,1 owners are on the Sierra without problems (if you upgrade/use WiFi and BT).not sure if any 3,1 owners have tried out the Sierra patching tool... I'll probably hold way off on that for now.
Here are my instructions.Cool thanks! Can someone link me to the most straightforward instructions for flashing a GTX680?
That one looks okay to me, but no promises. Most cards will flash, but not all. Some weird ones don't. Basically if it looks like a reference card its probably fine, and this MSI one looks fine. If it is really exotic it may have a problem.Are any brand of the GTX680 fine? http://www.ebay.com/itm/msi-gtx-680-/191991602959?hash=item2cb3975f0f:g:nrIAAOSwYIxX-suF
I think that depends a lot on what you are trying to accomplish. It's entirely possible that a GPU upgrade will do nothing for you at all.And does everyone agree that the 680 is probably the most practical gpu to target for an aging 3,1?
Yes it looks like you would benefit, in some but not all cases.Adobe CC, gaming, general OS