Metal 2 GPU for Mac 5,1

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  1. PeterHolbrook, Jun 25, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017

    PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

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    A few hours ago I asked elsewhere in MacRumors whether a modern Metal 2 GPU existed for High Sierra on a Mac Pro 5,1 that will also provide hardware acceleration under Snow Leopard. Unless some of you knows better, it would appear the answer is negative. Be that as it may, is there a particular and reasonably-priced GPU, easy to install on a Mac Pro 5,1 that you recommend that will provide the full Metal 2 experience on High Sierra? Thanks.

    Note to Moderators: Please, correct the name of this thread, as I can't seem to find how to do it myself. Naturally, the title should be "Metal 2 GPU for Mac Pro 5,1".
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    I think I answered you there. I'll repeat it here.

    Any GPU that is DX12 and Vulkan ready will also support Metal 2.0

    That means AMD R9 200 series and above, and GeForce 900 series and above.

    Old cards will run Metal but with less feature support.

    There's a discussion here about Metal v1 that is still relevant

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/metal-system-requirements.1890495/
     

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