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

    Jul 15, 2015
    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.

  2. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
  3. lexR macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2013
    I have a GT 120, old but faithful... It's a must with nvidia cards that are not flashed.
  4. nigelbb macrumors 65816

    Dec 22, 2012
    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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