need a video card 2008 mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by echo44, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. echo44 macrumors 6502

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    Need recommendation fro a great video
    card for a 2008 mac pro 8 core 2.8 mhz
    running maverick

    any suggestions?
     
  2. unfragile macrumors regular

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    I've upgrade to a 5870 on my old MacPro 2008, it's a great upgrade believe me.
     
  3. AndyUnderscoreR macrumors regular

    AndyUnderscoreR

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    I put a 5770 in my 2008 MacPro 2,1 8 core 3Ghz when my old graphics card died because that's all my local Apple store had in stock that would fit... the fan is really noisy and doesn't seem to have sped anything up, so I can't recommend that one.
     
  4. clamnectar macrumors regular

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    Just two days ago I slapped in a GT 640, as the 2600XT was getting loud and I wanted 3 displays. The brand is Asus, and it cost $100 and performs perfectly.
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    I have the Mac Edition of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 in my Mac Pro 3,1.

    Absolutely brilliant card!
     
  6. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I have a MVC flashed Gigabyte 3 fan GTX 570 in the for sale section of this forum. It would be a great upgrade for a 3,1 Mac Pro.

    Lou
     
  7. sidabet, Dec 22, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013

    sidabet macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a ATI HD 7970 flashed for the Mac, they say its supposed to appear to the Mac as a similar to the D700 in the new Mac Pro.

    I bought this card because I think that programs that use openGL should receive a real boost from the new Mac pro.
     

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