Mac Pro 3.1 Graphics help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by b0dyr0ck2006, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. b0dyr0ck2006 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    My partner has recently got hold of an old Mac Pro 3.1 A1186 EMC 2180 and has asked me to get it sorted for her. She wants to use it for work and she is in the commercial video and audio industry so needs to be able to rig it up to 4K projectors for video mapping and other display purposes. It currently houses an ATI Radeon 5770 card which has one DVI port and two mini display ports. As far as I can tell this card won't output 4K resolution. So my question to all you knowledgeable types here, what card can I use to accomplish this?
  2. Twimfy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2011
    GTX 660 should do the trick.
  3. b0dyr0ck2006 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    And the old Mac Pro will accept this? Will i need to edit the kernels or should it work out of the box?
  4. Macsonic macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2009
    Yes the 660GTX will work in your 2008 Mac Pro. There are other users who have installed PC GPUs on their cMac Pros and worked fine. If the card is unflashed there is no boot screen.

    Other models of cMac Pro

  5. Parsuto macrumors member


    Dec 15, 2015
    hi, I post in this topic, to ask if the mac pro 2008 8-core is still a valid machine to work in Full HD & Premiere pro DC 2015.
    and if so, what improvements should be done?
    increase the RAM to 32 GB + GTX 660 or GTX 670 + 250 GB SSD.
    thank you

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