replacement for Nvidia 7300 for mac pro

ukp1959

macrumors newbie
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May 28, 2010
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my nvidia GeForce 7300 card is dead .can any one suggest a good replacement for that. I have Early 2007 mac pro.
 

CaptainChunk

macrumors 68020
Apr 16, 2008
2,142
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Phoenix, AZ
Ugh. Well, your options are pretty limited because 2006-7 Mac Pros use older EFI-32 ROMs.

The only "official" consumer level cards that work with your system are:

1. GeForce 8800 GT (2006-7/EFI-32 version)
2. Radeon HD 3870
3. Radeon HD 4870 (it works with any Mac Pro, despite what Apple says)

And that's about it. :p

You can still buy the Radeon HD 4870 from Apple (last I checked, they're still shipping), but it's $350. The other two cards you'd have to find used.

Alternatively, you could try finding a suitable PC 8800 GT or 4870 and flashing it (and by suitable, I mean a card that's based on a reference design and has a proper ROM chip). There's several threads here that discuss doing just that.
 
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trainguy77

macrumors 68040
Nov 13, 2003
3,567
1
You could try looking for a used x1900 thats another option. Or another used 7300. They are pretty cheap if you can find one.
 
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