Nvidia Graphics card for Mac Pro 2,1.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ilegal31, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. ilegal31 macrumors member

    ilegal31

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    Hello,





    A few days a go I had installed OS X Yosemite on my 2,1 Mac Pro 8 core 3.0Ghz, I want to update the GTX 8800 graphics card that I currently have, so, based on my computer specs and considering that I need CUDA, Open CL/GL for video and 3D applications, which Nvidia will give me the best performance and also runs with no problem on my 2,1 Mac Pro with Yosemite?. PSU on my Mac Pro is 300w.



    Thanks for the responses.
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I put this question in another Yosemite thread instead of answering your PM.

    Your Mac Pro does NOT have a 300W PSU.

    Time for research.
     
  3. ilegal31 thread starter macrumors member

    ilegal31

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    Hello Macvidcards,


    In Yosemite if you go to: About this mac, then: Support and then: Specifications it takes me to this page:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP30?viewlocale=en_US

    Here you will se that the Mac Pro 2,1 - 8 core 3.0Ghz comes with a 300w PSU, so I sume that's the correct information coming from Apple itself.


    Thanks.
     
  4. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Your link doesn't work for me, but whatever you found you are reading it wrong.

    It probably says that there are 300 watts available via PCIE slots as spec requires 75 watts per slot x 4 slots.

    You will have better luck if you pay attention to details.
     
  5. yaboo007 macrumors newbie

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    Think the faq here shows htat the nvidia gtx 570 is the best card to get for the mac pro 1,1 and 2,1
     
  6. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    A used GTX570 is the best value CUDA & OpenCL video card for any Mac Pro.
     
  7. sebseb macrumors 6502

    sebseb

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    I think he meant the 300W in total for the 4 PCIe ports. And I couldn't open the link either!

    If you need power, you should wait for the GTX 980!
     

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