Nvidia GTX Titan X 12 GB for mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ilegal31, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. ilegal31 macrumors member

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    Hello people,





    I would like to hear opinions abouth this, I had found a seller on e-bay that charges $200 for modding a Nvidia GTX Titan X 12 GB PC to have it working for mac, is that a reasonable price?.





    Thanks.
     
  2. stevedusa macrumors regular

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    Stick with MacVideoCards. These guys really knows what they are doing. They stand behind their products and services as well.
     
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    Another +1 for MacVideoCards. They are simply the best.
     
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    Another +1 - Stick with MVC - Even though I have not bought from him because Im in Australia, if I was in the US I would definitely use his services- He's a regular here and on a lot of other forums too, so at least you know you will have help if and when you need it. He also helped point me in the right direction when trying to figure out a rom problem for an old 5770 I had a few years back.
     
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    +1 for MVC, I bought my last GPU from him. No regrets.
     
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    Just sent from Nvidia store mine to be flashed by MVC.
    Never been disappointed by their service ;o)
     
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    I'm in Australia and still purchased from him just fine.
    Anyone else out there is likely to be appropriating his original work
     
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    havent ever ordered from them, but dude definitely knows his stuff. i'd go with him over some third party any day.
     
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    Thanks for support guys.

    We have had a real issue with wannabes selling hacked & broken versions of our stuff. Fortunately they are pretty bad at their job and they have broken parts of the rom, causing all sorts of issues with the cards.

    Glad to know that some people know that there is 1 source of these new cards, and it isn't some bozo in NC who thinks he's the next Wozniak because he can take our name out of the System Profiler. He's got some surprises coming.
     
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  15. ilegal31, Jun 10, 2015
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    Hello there,


    Would you please clarify the 225W vs 250W TDP required by the Titan X, last night the e-bay seller responded to my message: The Titan X 12GB will work fine with a Mac Pro 5,1 and consumes only 225W, also incleded for the $200 “Mod service” are all the nesesary cables.

    Because all the great comments obviously from now on all my purchases will be from MacVidCards, also wich difference makes a Titan X from Nvidia, ASUS or EVGA?.

    *Taken from another forum:

    The 2 points that are worth mentioning are the following:

    1. The card will not work with default OS X drivers. This also applies to 10.11 DP1. So, if NVIDIA stops releasing drivers, you're screwed

    2. Under Yosemite, some "scrambled images" might appear here and there, mostly using Safari (but it can also be reproduced with Preview, using specific PDF files)




    Thanks.


     
  16. JaguarGod macrumors 6502

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    I think if this is the route you go I would have to agree with pretty much everyone here, you should definitely stick with MVC.
     
  17. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    MVC is definitely the way to go. Bought 3 cards from them already, currently using a Titan X from them in my Mac Pro.
    International shipping is fast, service is great and their cards are performing as promised. And if you should experience any issues, they will respond and assist you promptly.
     
  18. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    I'm using the Titan X with external power. I'm sure it will work fine under OSX with internal power.
    I'm playing a lot of games in Windows, and I tend to ramp up the fan a bit to make the card a little cooler. However, the TDP/Boost Clock goes up when there is headroom in terms of temps.
    Witcher 3 for example pushes every hardware to its limits, seen the power draw jumping to 105%, witch is about 260-265 watts.
    On internal power, I could imagine that the Mac Pro will switch off. Just something to keep in mind
     
  19. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    It's survived everything I threw at it so far. Furmark stress test, Firestrike Extreme, Witcher 3, Lux, Octane.
     
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    I have been completely unable to trip the cMP circuit breaker with Titan-X. It was possible to do so with past 780s and even 570s with some effort.

    The cards use so little electricity it is hard to believe. The older Titans would turn the Mac Pro off like a light, right when Furmark went to full screen. You could set your watch by it.

    As to the seller of stolen roms in NC, the guy is a nut job. Despite having no name recognition or past history as a Mac hacker, he actually has the nerve to accuse Netkas and I of stealing his rom. He also told someone that he believed that I was plotting to have him killed and claimed that he got death threats via late night phone calls from Italy, or some such nonsense. He even sent threatening emails to Netkas.

    So, not only a lying crook but delusional as well.

    The Titan-X is a high water mark for cMP. Incredible that is uses so little power.
     
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    Hi MVC, may I know hows's the power consumption distribution of the Titan X with internal power only when running Furmark in fullscreen (or OCCT in Windows)?

    e.g. BoostA 90W, BoostB 90W, PCIe 70W

    What worry me is the power is not evenly distributed. e.g. BoostA 70W, BoostB 120W, PCIe 60W, which may kill the BoostB much quicker in long term.

    Also, is it still stay quiet under full load? I am not super sensitive to fan noise, but just something that I would like to avoid. Anyway, million thanks in advance.
     
  22. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    The 8pin does draw more power since it is allowed to draw up to 150w, compared to 75w on the 6pin.

    About the fan noise, the card is extremely quiet, never gets noisy as long as you are not changing the fan curve.
    With factory settings, the fan never goes higher than 50-55%. I would say the card gets louder than the rest of my mac at around 45% maybe.
     
  23. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    Titan X isn't particularly loud, just a gentle whooshing sound (comparable to the 700 series). A hint of coil whine at maximum load but nothing obnoxious. On the heaviest load (Furmark stress test) the TDP hung around the 99% - 101% range. Not sure if that meant it was right at or going past 225W.

    Replacing the thermal compound on mine reduced the fan noise a bit as it doesn't need to spin as fast to keep it cool. Definitely recommend that if you're comfortable doing it as I've done here: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/replacing-thermal-compound-on-gpu.1882602/#post-21343765
     
  24. mattspace macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity, a general question about the power draw of these new high end cards - what are they like at idle?

    Since I went from a 2009 Mini with 3 external drives to a 4,1 Pro (GT-120 graphics) and all those drives running internally, I haven't had a quarterly power bill yet so I'm really not sure how much more juice this rig is burning through. Getting an idea of how much grunt you can have on tap when it's necessary, vs how much it costs when it's idle would be interesting.
     

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