New Video Card for Mac Pro, recommendations + Incompatability

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TK2K, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. TK2K macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2006
    So here's my problem.

    I love my mac to death, however I game on it in bootcamp too. Here's my question.

    I feel screwed buying a 8800gt off ebay for $200 when I can get a brand new EVGA 9800GTX for $140 off newegg... and I started thinking, I really don't NEED a powerful video card for OX X... I mean I don't game on it, I'm not into 3d animation work, I just need something that can decode and encode video... I already have a pair of 2600's

    So could i just buy a 9800GTX and stick it in the 2nd PCI-E of my mac pro, I know it won't work in OX X but then i'd just unplug my main monitor and plug it into the 9800GTX when I wanna run Vista?

    or am I just crazy?

    Is there a better way to do this? I just want more graphics performance than a 8800gt can offer...

  2. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    You'll need power cables to run the 9800GTX, but yes, you could run a 2600 for OS X and another card for Vista.
  3. TK2K thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2006
    So there arn't any other video cards you can like 'make compatible' with os x though?
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    The G92 8800 GTS.

    Other than that, no.

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