Seperate GPU's for OSX and BootCamp

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Geordan, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Geordan macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2012
    Hi there,

    I have searched and searched, and not found an answer here or elsewhere.

    If I keep a Geforce 120 in my 2009 mac pro hooked up to my monitor through DVI as my main card in OS X, is it possible to install a second GPU outputting through display port that is only used in Windows?

    OSX Boot: Geforce GT 120 - DVI
    Windows Boot: Amd 6950 - Display Port

    Is this possible and is anyone doing it? I DON'T need the 6950 to work under Os X, just under windows.

    thanks so much!

  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
    I believe that will work.

    I have a 2009 MP with a GT120 and an Apple 5870.
    Both work for me in OSX and Bootcamp. But if the 5870 was something OSX didn't see, it would still work in BootCamp. Lots of people do that.

    If you're brave, you could buy a PC card that can be flashed and then work in both OSs.
  3. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    You can do it iirc, but you've still got to switch the display cables over when you reboot.
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    since 6950 needs a soft boot into osx, I don't think it will work.
    maybe it only applies if you try to initialize it, dunno.
  5. Thessman macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2005
    I do exactly that, on the same monitor too, I just have to switch inputs when I switch OS's.

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