Poll: What video card is in your Mac Pro?

What video card is in your Mac Pro?

  • A single AMD

    Votes: 50 34.0%
  • Multiple AMD

    Votes: 13 8.8%
  • A single Nvidia

    Votes: 73 49.7%
  • Multiple Nvidia

    Votes: 12 8.2%
  • Both AMD and Nvidia

    Votes: 9 6.1%
  • None

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 0.7%

  • Total voters
    147

ActionableMango

macrumors G3
Original poster
Sep 21, 2010
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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.
 

BillyBobBongo

macrumors 68030
Jun 21, 2007
2,514
1,073
On The Interweb Thingy!
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.
 
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Prince134

macrumors 6502
Aug 17, 2010
330
141
First a 5770, then a 680 GTX, then a 980 GTX and now a Titan X (Maxwell).
Mine were exactly same as your path. But in addition to the Titan Maxwell, now with Titan X Pascal, and 1080 Ti.
[doublepost=1493673057][/doublepost]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?
 

ActionableMango

macrumors G3
Original poster
Sep 21, 2010
9,551
6,815
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?
Just do whatever you think represents it the best. Either pick the favorite, most used, average of them all, whatever.
 

sigmadog

macrumors 6502a
Feb 11, 2009
817
655
just west of Idaho
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.
 

TzunamiOSX

macrumors 6502a
Oct 4, 2009
506
181
Germany
Mine were exactly same as your path. But in addition to the Titan Maxwell, now with Titan X Pascal, and 1080 Ti.
[doublepost=1493673057][/doublepost]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?
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.
 
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kschendel

macrumors 65816
Dec 9, 2014
1,062
335
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.
 

irked

macrumors member
Apr 8, 2017
55
30
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.
 

bitnaut

macrumors member
May 10, 2014
32
28
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.
 

Theophany

macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2008
633
186
NW London.
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.
 

Gazember

macrumors member
Apr 5, 2017
51
19
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.
 

Morpheo

macrumors 65816
Feb 26, 2014
1,273
1,588
Paris/Montreal
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.
 

beaker7

Cancelled
Mar 16, 2009
920
5,003
nMP #1: 2x Radeon 7970
nMP #2: 2x Radeon 7970
cMP #1: Quadro K5000
cMP #2: Titan Pascal
 
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