Rx 560 in Mac Pro 3.1

Jerky

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 16, 2018
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Hi,
my original Apple AMD gfx card has gone. So I read all hints and infos about replacing gfx cards in Mac Pro 3.1 all over the www ;)
I choose a cheap Sapphire RX 560 Pulse, because several users reports a go for this card.
But it doesn’t work in my 3.1. I only get a white screen on boot.
Placing the card in an borrowed 4.1 Mac Pro, the card works right out the box.
Than I tested a Nvidia GTX 960 from the 4.1 Mac Pro in my 3.1, and the Nvidia woks fine.
Replacing the Nvidia with the new RX 560 I only get a white screen.
Any suggestions?

Mac Pro 3.1: dosdude1 patched 10.13.2
Mac Pro 4.1: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
 

jmp473

macrumors newbie
Apr 25, 2011
20
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Atlanta
The Devil is in the Details.

While I use a Sapphire RX 460 in my 3,1 daily w/ Sierra - it's not an absolutely perfect solution.

If others have recommended an RX 560 in a 3,1 you better take the issue up with them. IMHO the performance would likely be too bottlenecked in the 3,1 in any case.
 

Jerky

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 16, 2018
4
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Thanks for your remarks.
Yes, it must be one of those small differences.
At weekend I setup the 3.1 Mac Pro with a fresh 10.12.6 (similar to the working 4.1 Pro)
Remainig differences: sierra patched and hardware.
But no, 2 hours lost for nothing.
OK, the Mac Pro was cleaned ;)
 

t8er8

macrumors regular
Dec 4, 2017
218
94
Quebec, Canada
Thanks for your remarks.
Yes, it must be one of those small differences.
At weekend I setup the 3.1 Mac Pro with a fresh 10.12.6 (similar to the working 4.1 Pro)
Remainig differences: sierra patched and hardware.
But no, 2 hours lost for nothing.
OK, the Mac Pro was cleaned ;)
Did you ever get this working in your Mac Pro?