Modern 4k GPU with boot screen support for 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dgarratt, May 23, 2018.

  1. dgarratt macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a 5.1 and are looking for a competent GPU which supports 4k and bootscreen.

    Is there anything I can buy off the shelf? Not requiring anything serious, no gaming, only occasional FCP work.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MarkC426 macrumors 6502

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    Your only ‘off the shelf’ options are used mac cards like quadro k5000, sapphire 7950.
    Otherwise you need a flashed card as above link.
    Do you really need boot screen?
    An AMD RX580 pulse works out of the box, but no boot screen.
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    7950 CANNOT show boot screen on 4K display in DP 1.2 (but DP1.1 is fine).
     
  4. MarkC426 macrumors 6502

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  5. dgarratt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info guys, I ended up purchasing a flashed GTX980.

    The main reason I want boot screen support is I don't want to run into a situation where my machine won't boot and I can't see anything on the screen to diagnose the issue.

    Was previously running a 7950 and had to put my display in DP1.1 for the boot screen which was fine. Unfortunately this card has since died.
     
  6. Synchro3 macrumors 68000

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