Similar card to 750 ti for Mavericks 10.9.5

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  1. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to upgrade my 5770 in my MP. I was looking at the 750 Ti for its low power consumption and low temperatures.

    But I'd like to stay on mavericks.

    Any similar cards to the 750 Ti, that is able to run on mavericks? As I understand it, maxwell GPUs can only run using 10.10 onwards?
     
  2. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I've got a 740 here somewhere, been meaning to write an EFI for it.

    In any case, it's a "badge engineered" 640, question is really if the device id is included in Mave drivers. I'll let you know here.

    But we do offer a variety of 640s, from 1GB to 4GB and with 4K support (no boot screen in 4K though). Some have 2 @ DVI and an HDMI while a couple have DP port that can work with Apple mDP displays.

    Nice cards, no power cords, but not as quick as a 750.
     
  5. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Went ahead and bought a gt 740 Superclocked 2GB. It works and boots :). But in the about mac section it only sees is it as a "NVIDIA Chip Model 2048 MB"
     
  6. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    I have singal slot 2GB EVGA Geforce GT 740 iv used in mavericks and yosemite in my hackintosh with stock drivers it shows up as Nvidia chip model but with alternet nvidia Drivers it shows up as a GT 740 :) I have been wondering if MVC has been able to make a 740 EFI heh
     
  7. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where did you download the alternate drivers from?
     
  8. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    the Nvidia website there also known as Web drivers IRC
     
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  10. Pieterr macrumors regular

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    You have the latest security update 2015-004 (8 april 2015) installed.
    Just wait a few days for the driver update from Nvidia.
     
  11. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    To be clear, the GeForce GT 740 does not require any power from the computer? If so, I could upgrade my 3,1 to this from the original video card.
     
  12. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    Reference GeForce 740 requires additional 6-pin PCIe power
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-740

    It depends on design, be careful. Some require additional power some do not.
     
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  14. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    from the research i did when getting my card yeah its basically a slightly improved 640 in fact the one i have looks very close to the EVGA 640 you had for sale (same cooler and video outs) i guess you could think of the 740 as a 645 if such a card existed? its a decent card from my testing on a xeon X3220 machine. I have been wondering if it can be flashed by you heh. I also wonder if a 740 would work in 10.7.5 since its a GK107 card? (I hear those have 10.7.5 support) here is a link to the card I own : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KO23Z0Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86-21
     

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