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

    Oct 14, 2015
    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.

    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

    Jul 3, 2014
    I would also be very interested seeing a good reply to these questions
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
  4. frstrtdmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2015
    Using FCP right now.. But after the software upgrade it looks like I will be using Final Cut Pro X

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