Mac pro CUDA Problem !

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sarah-86, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. sarah-86 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011
    i have mac pro 64 bit of snow leopard 10.6.6 and ATI X1900 XT graphic card
    and when i installed Davinci Resolve software but when i start this software its not work and call : update your CUDA ,
    i downloaded CUDA dirver from nivdia web but its not fix it this problem....

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro2,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 3 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per processor): 8 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

    ATI Radeon X1900 XT

    please help me for this

    thanks so much and sorry for my bad english language

    best regards sarah
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Your graphics card doesn't support CUDA since it's ATI; the ATI equivalent would be OpenCL.
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    CUDA is NVIDIA only. And unfortunately, none of the supported CUDA cards would actually work on a 1st-gen Mac Pro.

    Which version of Resolve are you running? Blackmagic did add OpenCL support to Resolve in Version 8. But I think they're mostly targeting that to MacBook Pros and iMacs using ATI OpenCL GPUs.
  4. tomvos macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2005
    In the Nexus.
    None, but with one exception: The NVidia 8800GT for the Mac (first Generation). This card works with the PCIe 1.0 bus found the in 1.1 and 2.1 Mac Pros.
    Alas, do not confuse this card with the NVidia 8800GT for the Mac. Apple sold another revision of the card which requires an PCIe 2.0 bus. The cards look pretty much the same, so if you find a 8800GT for your Mac, check the compatability.

    Actually, that's good advise. Update your software. That's much better than searching for old graphic cards for your Mac. :)
  5. Torster macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Folsom, CA
    Easy solution...

    Easy solution to this is to update to DaVinci Resolve v8.0 which allows for ATI cards to be used via OpenCL. Update to v8.0 is free at the Blackmagic Design website for all v7.0 license holders.

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  6. CaptainChunk, Jul 17, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011

    CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    The 8800 GT is a CUDA capable card, but it's not on the list of supported GPUs for Resolve. It may work in OpenCL though. YMMV.
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Sound advice, although the OP did mention that she's running an X1900 XT card, which isn't an OpenCL supported card. So either way, she'll still need an upgraded graphics card for Resolve.

    The Radeon 5770 would probably be the best bet on a 2006 machine.

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