Nvidia Quad mDP graphics card for 5,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JayKay514, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. JayKay514 macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Yes, I read the Nvidia FAQ thread, so please don't flame me...

    Can't seem to find a definitive answer whether the NVS 510 (Kepler) will work in a Mac Pro 5,1 - or alternately the Quadro K1200 or the M2000 (Maxwell).

    • Stock Mac Pro 5,1 on latest El Capitan
    My needs are:
    • A low profile card to replace the stock Radeon, so I can get 1 PCI slot back for other things
    • 4 concurrent monitor support, up to 4K native 3840x2160, DP 1.2, 30Hz is fine, 60Hz is great
    • Ideally 4 Mini DisplayPort connectors, or 4 regular DisplayPort. No need for old school DVI.
    • As long as it works properly with sleep/wake, I'm fine without EFI/boot screens, but if they're supported, it's a bonus.
    • Don't need very much re: 3D acceleration or CUDA, this is NOT for gaming
    There are anecdotal posts in other threads regarding the NVS 510 working with the native Apple / Nvidia web drivers; can anyone confirm this? Any magic combo of drivers needed?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    "Low profile" refers to the height of the card. "Double width" (or "dual slot") cards cover up the adjacent PCIe slot.

    If you want to use the adjacent PCIe slot, you want a "single slot" card, not a "low profile" card.
  3. JayKay514 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Thanks for clarifying the terminology. Yes, I would prefer a single-slot card, the profile height is less important as long as there's a tall mounting bracket available...

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