MacPro 3,1 Video Card with OS 10.11 El Cap

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by frstrtdmac, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. frstrtdmac macrumors newbie

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    Ok.. been doing a ton of searching and can't really get all the info I need. I have been doing a few upgrades that are very reasonable and now Im at the Video Card Upgrade.

    System:
    MacPro 3,1 quad 2.8
    32 GB Ram
    OWC PCIe 2TB Hard Drives
    UAD Quad Core card in the 4x PCI slot

    Now Im wanting to do a few things..
    I do audio recording and thus a ton of Adobe CC and Final Cut Pro.

    I need a new video card for the Adobe CC, and Final Cut Pro since Im doing a lot of 4k and Slow Mo..

    I don't need a 4k card but it would be nice. I think I need 2gb at least, you guys tell me. I want to see the computer boot with the start up screen.

    Now what is the most bang for the buck. Lets go 1. $200 range 2. $300 range 3. ??

    What am I going to really see the difference between $200 and $300?? I don't want to but a new mac just yet. I want to hold off and eventually turn this Mac Pro 3,1 into a server.

    PLEASE HELP! I have been reading all over and some say some work, then things need to get flashed etc.. I don't have the time since my work depends on my working not tinkering around.
     
  2. drasl macrumors member

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    I would also be very interested seeing a good reply to these questions
     
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  4. frstrtdmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using FCP right now.. But after the software upgrade it looks like I will be using Final Cut Pro X
     

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