Nvidia GT 120 works on 2008 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zer0tails, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    *disclaimer* if this is already widely known then I apologize and you can call me a noob* :p

    Alright I just found out the most amazing news! The Nvidia GT 120 works with the 2008 Mac Pro despite what Apple.com says. This is good news for us 2008-Octo-core owners who want to use an LED cinema display and save some money over getting the ATI 4870 card :D

    OWC has tested it and so have several other guys here http://blog.macsales.com/602-testing-those-new-graphics-cards

    A guy also tested the GT 120 with the older ATI 2600 and they both work flawlessly together.

    This made my day and I'll be purchasing a new led cinema display and GT 120 graphics card once I get my tax return.

    2008 octo-core owners rejoice! w00t! :)
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I could've sworn Apple's website said the GT120 was compatible with 2008 MPs.

    EDIT: guess they removed it. When it was first put up for sale it said it was compatible with the previous generation.
     
  3. 10THzMac macrumors 6502

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    This is very useful to know. Thanks!

    A Question: Can anyone who has a GT120 card confirm my suspicion that it is powered only off the PCI interface and does not need a supplementary power connector? This would be handy for those of us that want a secondary 200 series NVIDIA card for Windows use, as it would free up both supplementary 6-pin PCI-E power supplies.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I don't have one, but I can confirm for you it doesn't need an extra power connector. Just look at Apple's page regarding it. :)
     
  5. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i can also confirm that it does not need one. :)
     
  6. 10THzMac macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to all for this. Very useful info as it means I can do without an external PSU to feed my GTX 285 for bootcamp.
     
  7. MacPowers macrumors newbie

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    help

    Guys need help it doesnt work! got the Nvidia GT 120 on 2008 Mac Pro and it doesnt work!! i hear everything but cant see nothing on my 24" LED display..

    what can i do? is there something i missed??
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Is there an issue with adding the drivers before putting the card in like there is with the GTX 285?

    Cheers,
     
  9. musiklov3r macrumors newbie

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