More Video Cards for 1st Gen Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by FF_productions, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. FF_productions macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

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    I think we should feel a little left behind, we have no other options as far as video cards are concerned.

    Do you think any companies are making another video card for the 1st Gen Mac Pro?

    The 7300 GT sucks, we all know this.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    The HD 2600 XT is a decent improvement over the 7300 GT. It should work in Tiger as well but you more then likely need to image off of an aluminium iMac. I'll check my 10.4.11 machines at work to see if they have the 2600Radeon kexts. Unless someone else is happy to check.

    MacRumors user timb is going to attempt to make a fake UGA driver for EFI and it should work with other cards without flashing.

    Then there's always sending feedback to Apple, getting behind Blizzard's complaints, or other flashing options.
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    I still hope that 10.5.2 brings more support for graphic cards but time will tell.

    I would visit netkas.org that Eidorian also listed.
     
  4. newtech macrumors 6502

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    It is not a matter of OS X 10.5.2, there are no other graphics cards with EFI firmware in ROM, which is required to work on a Mac Pro.
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    Sure it is, they usually contain drivers so Mac OS X can recognize it.
     

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