Most basic boot screen capable graphics card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by niikpalmer, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. niikpalmer, Jul 15, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015

    niikpalmer macrumors newbie

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    Hi Folks, i have a mid 2010 5,1 currently with an ATi 6870 (i sold on my older ATI card). I'm looking to upgrade to a GTX 760 but I was also wondering what the most basic, super cheap, bootscreen capable graphics card (hopefully bus powered) is that I can add as a second card to attach a monitor purely for basic functionality during upgrades etc. I used to use the card out of my partners old mac pro but that has been sold on too.

    thanks
     
  2. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000

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  3. lexR macrumors regular

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    I have a GT 120, old but faithful... It's a must with nvidia cards that are not flashed.
     
  4. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    ditto & it doesn't even need to be in the machine using power & chucking out heat as you can leave it on the shelf & only fit it if you ever have problems with drivers for the Nvidia card or need to debug some early boot time problem with the Mac Pro.
     

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