Poll: What video card is in your Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ActionableMango, May 1, 2017.

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What video card is in your Mac Pro?

  1. A single AMD

    50 vote(s)
    34.0%
  2. Multiple AMD

    13 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. A single Nvidia

    73 vote(s)
    49.7%
  4. Multiple Nvidia

    12 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. Both AMD and Nvidia

    9 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. None

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  7. Other

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    #1
    What video card is in your Mac Pro? (Including connected eGPUs.)

    I think for PCs in general, Nvidia has about 75-85% of the market for discreet video cards.

    I'm curious if/how it is different for the MP, given that both the 5,1 and 6,1 by default came with only AMD offerings.
     
  2. BillyBobBongo, May 1, 2017
    Last edited: May 3, 2017

    BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Got an HD 7950 in there at the moment, although I've currently got an EVGA GTX 1060 SC on order which will be replacing it.

    Edit: The GTX 1060 is now installed. Much quieter and it uses drastically less power.
     
  3. JMacHack macrumors 6502

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    Currently Radeon 5770, as soon as I have the dosh: GTX980
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I have an MVC flashed Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080.

    Lou
     
  5. TzunamiOSX macrumors regular

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    First a 5770, then a 680 GTX, then a 980 GTX and now a Titan X (Maxwell).
     
  6. Prince134 macrumors 6502

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    Mine were exactly same as your path. But in addition to the Titan Maxwell, now with Titan X Pascal, and 1080 Ti.
    --- Post Merged, May 1, 2017 ---
    I have two more Mac Pros. One with GTX 680 mac rom, the other with HD7970. How am I supposed to represent those two Mac Pro?
     
  7. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

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    Just do whatever you think represents it the best. Either pick the favorite, most used, average of them all, whatever.
     
  8. Prince134 macrumors 6502

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  9. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    Nvidia GTX 680 seems to work fine in my 4,1 / 5,1.
    Still running Mavericks, though I may be upgrading to Sierra soon due to software incompatibilities.
     
  10. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

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    They weren't allowed earlier. As a result of your post they are now allowed. :rolleyes:
     
  11. usna92 macrumors member

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  12. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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  13. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Using an ATI Radeon HD 5770 in my MP 2,1, suits my minimally demanding purposes just fine.
     
  14. TzunamiOSX, May 1, 2017
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    TzunamiOSX macrumors regular

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    I don't use Sierra at the moment, so the Titan X (or 980 TI) is the the best option for me. And you can get a Maxwell Titan X for a good price since Pascal has comming out.
     
  15. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    GT120 in mine, which is probably way more GPU power than I actually need...

    I toyed with the idea of upgrading just to get 4K, but decided to save $$$ instead and stuck with 2560x1440 at 32 inches.
     
  16. flehman macrumors regular

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    MVC-flashed 980. Love it. Fast, quiet, cool, plus boot screen.
     
  17. irked macrumors member

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    I'm running an MVC-flashed 980 as well. The 7950 I had in there previously tapped out at about 9 layers of ProRes composited live, but the 980 is happy to drive double that down quad 1080 outputs.
     
  18. bitnaut macrumors newbie

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    Running Titan X (Maxwell) in slot 1 and regular Titan in slot 2 on my Mac Pro 5,1 with dual 3.46GHz 6 core CPUs and 96GB of RAM. Titan X drives the LG 31MU-97B 4k monitor and the Titan drives 2 Apple Cinema Displays rotated vertically on either side of the 4k monitor.
     
  19. Swiftmacer macrumors newbie

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    Stock NVIDIA GT 7300 (for bootscreen)
    GIGABYTE GTX 760 Windforce OC
     
  20. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    Gtx 680 (ASUS reference design, self-flashed). Not totally satisfied.
     
  21. Theophany macrumors 6502a

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    GTX 980 Ti, unflashed. Tempting as a 10 series card is I don't think the gains are really there to justify the cost for me personally as Windows is limited to PCI-e 1x and MacOS graphics APIs are so much slower than Windows.
     
  22. Gazember macrumors member

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    HD 7950 here, but it is starting to show its age in the 4K resolution arena. As long as you stick with Apple software it performs remarkably well. Looking to upgrade to a GTX 1070 or 1080 soon.
     
  23. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Stock HD5770 for me in my 5.1 (same card in my 2.1 as well, but obviously not the original one). Enough for my needs, but I'd like to get a cheap 7950 at some point.
     
  24. beaker7 macrumors 6502a

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    nMP #1: 2x Radeon 7970
    nMP #2: 2x Radeon 7970
    cMP #1: Quadro K5000
    cMP #2: Titan Pascal
     
  25. ugru macrumors 6502

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