mac pro - dual 8800gts cards?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kez, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. kez macrumors newbie

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    afternoon all,

    i've been using a windows machine alongside my trusty powerbook 15" 1.33

    however, i've finally got sick of the blue screen reboots and have ordered a shiny mac pro 8-core machine, which brings me to my question.

    can i replace the stock 7300 card with my two 8800gts cards? will they work as standard, or do i need to mess about to get them to work under osx? what about if i dual boot with vista?

    cheers for any help, and apologies if it's been asked before. i found lots of references to flashing 8800gt cards, but nothing about 8800gts cards. i have the 320mb bfg cards, if that makes a difference.

    ta, kez
     
  2. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    use the search function, this question gets asked about once a week. You can't use 2 8800GT's in SLI in windows or OSX, but you can crossfire two 3870's under Windows. They ship in late June from ATI.
     
  3. kez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your reply.

    if you read my original post you'll see that not only had i already searched and found info on flashing 8800gt cards, you would have also noticed that i am talking about 8800gts cards (note the 's' - they're different cards)

    with regards the crossfire ati cards - would that only give a benefit under windows? would this be a better option than the 8800gt upgrade available for the gen 1 mac pro?

    i'm planning on ditching windows altogether so not too fussed about windows gaming
     
  4. Siron macrumors 6502

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