MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 5,1 + EVGA 980 Ti

townlyy

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Hello!

I've read a bunch of different opinions on this so just looking for some clarification on some things...

1. Will I be okay installing a 980 Ti in my Mac Pro 5,1 running 10.13.6 (system overview attached)?

2. If so, is it plug and play?

3. Am I okay using the built in PSU?

Any other advice/recommendations is much appreciated! Thanks
 

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tsialex

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Hello!

I've read a bunch of different opinions on this so just looking for some clarification on some things...

1. Will I be okay installing a 980 Ti in my Mac Pro 5,1 running 10.13.6 (system overview attached)?

2. If so, is it plug and play?

3. Am I okay using the built in PSU?

Any other advice/recommendations is much appreciated! Thanks
1) Yes, Maxwell NVIDIA GPUs work up to 10.13.6 and require NVIDIA webdrivers to work.
2) No, you need to install the webdrivers before changing the GPU or you won’t get a working display. See the NVIDIA sticky thread for instructions.
3) It will work better if you buy an eVGA Powerlink to balance the power requirements, doing so it will work fine.

 
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