Mid 2012 MacPro Graphic Card Upgrade

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  1. zmsakarya macrumors member

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    Hi,
    i am trying to find a suitable upgrade for my work. i am working with usually render with FcpX (usually), Motions, Compressor, After Effects.
    Now, i read many many articles but i could not find a exact answer.
    My MacPro is mid 2012 6 cores 2.4gha, 48 gb RAM, Ati 5770 and a ssd.
    When i am workin with 1080p 1 hour videos -which is about 5-6 gb-, beachvalley effects occur on my mouse cursor.
    i could buy,
    1. Second ATİ 5770
    2. Ati 5870 or which graphic new generation graphic cards.
    i read that quadro 4000 does not work well -and so expensive for me-.
    As i read fcpX 10.1 colud work with dual 5770. But i don't know if the other softwares can use dual 5770 at a time.
    Thanks.
     
  2. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502

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  3. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    I have a GTX 680 4GB and am happy with it.

    I have heard however that dual 5770s, while older are quite potent and fall within the power constraints of the stock system.
     
  4. zmsakarya thread starter macrumors member

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    As i search after your post, GTX 680's are more powerful and expensive.
    Does GTX's have 4 GB and what did you think about GTX 780?
     
  5. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Have a read of the big nVidia sticky post. The 2012 MP can only feed cards with 2x 6-pin power requirements (or down clocked 6-pin plus 8-pin).

    If you want a 780 you will need to go to MacVidCards and find a downclocked one that has been modified to fit within your power constraints.
     
  6. zmsakarya thread starter macrumors member

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    Nı ihaven't rad. i am not so good at hardware. i will read thanks.
     
  7. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    I'm using an EVGA 4GB 680 Pc card which has been flashed so I have the efi screen.

    780 is nice I'm sure but is trickier due to the power requirements.
     
  8. zmsakarya thread starter macrumors member

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    Could you tell me more about 'power requirments' please.
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I have a MVC flashed OverClocked Gigabyte GTX 780 that has been running in my 5,1 for over 5 months now with no issues. MVC shorted the two eight pin connectors and it works just fine with the internal power six pin cables.

    Lou
     
  10. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure that the out of the box, the GTX 780 needs more power than the Mac Pro can supply. You will need either an aux power supply or a MacVid cards 780.
     

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