Mac Pro 3,1 graphics card - 6-pin to 8-pin?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Genghis Khan, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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  2. InsertCatchyNic macrumors member

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    I wouldn't waste your money on the 960, especially for the 3,1 MacPro. Barefeats did a round up on video cards for the 3,1 a couple of years ago and the benchmarks clearly show that your 3,1 is going to gimp that graphic cards peformance.

    I doubt you will see much difference in performance in your machine when you compare a 680 to the 960.

    Better to save your money.
     
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  4. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    or a used GTX570 which is the best bang for buck graphics card.
     
  5. Childs macrumors member

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    That mini 6 pin to 8 pin cable should be fine. I use basically the same cable for my 280x.
     
  6. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    You don't even know what application he wants it for. I don't think a 3,1 will "gimp" it at all, except in some very CPU dependant games. For compute/cuda type stuff it will be good.

    And also a GTX 680 is faster than a 960, so I don't know quite what you mean there either.
     

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