MacPro (bootcamp) with high end graphics card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by crazycat, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    Is it possible to run the a MacPro under bootcamp all the time using a high end Nvidia or ATI graphics card?

    I would like to use the MacPro as a gaming PC.

    Thanks
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    Boot Camp is a tool to partition hard drives. You are asking if you can boot windows. Yes, a Mac Pro is a PC and it will boot windows. And yes, a Mac Pro booting windows can use any windows compatible graphic card.
     
  3. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    I am sorry if my question was not clear enough. I have used bootcamp before, i was just asking if for example i can get a ATI 5700/5800 or an equivalent Nvidia card and get it working. I know these high end card wont work with OS X because of lack of drivers.
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Simple answer is yes.

    Any card that works in Windows will work.
     
  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    people keep misunderstanding what bootcamp is. Bootcamp does not have anything to do with booting windows.
     
  6. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    I understand what bootcamp is, i was just worried that the MacPro's motherboard is not compatible and i wanted to make it clear how i will use the system.

    Thanks for the info guys, when i install the graphics card i will give a little update on how well its going and the kind of FPS i am getting with a few games.
     
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Bootcamp simply emulates a PC BIOS prior to the Windows boot-up process. After that, your Mac Pro is for all intents and purposes an ordinary PC and you can use any graphics card you want.
     
  8. MacVidCards Suspended

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    you can easily use 5870 in OSX

    I am
     

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