Mac Pro 3,1 GPU

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  1. james.nz macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I've been generously given a free Mac Pro 3,1 for general file storage and to interface with a couple of Firewire 400 devices that I occasionally still need.

    Specs are:
    - New SSD that I put in, I know it's only 3Gb/s
    - High Sierra (patched)
    - 2 x 3.2 Ghz Xeon
    - 18GB Ram

    Now it's got 512MB VRAM; I think it's an old GT120. Probably a high spec card at the time. I need to run a 4K monitor however, so I will likely put in my Nvidia GTX 760 with the downloaded drivers (I think this works?). My question is, will this machine support a Pascal card? E.g. a basic 1050 2GB?

    Cheers,
    James
     
  2. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    GTX 760 will work OOB without any additional drivers and give 4K on its DP.

    The 1050 should work with WebDrivers, but it might be difficult enabling them, because it (sometimes/often?) requires having SIP enabled, which can be troublesome on a patched installation.
     
  3. james.nz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. lowendlinux Contributor

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  5. james.nz, Feb 9, 2018
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    james.nz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Edit: Ok, so I've ordered these:
    Mini 6pin PCIe to standard 8pin cable
    Mini 6pin PCIe to standard 6pin cable

    Do I need to plug in both of these? So much conflicting information on the web...
     
  6. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Just use the cables you need it the card is a single 6 pin just use one if it's dual use two if it's on 6 one 8 use one of each
     

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