Steam doesn't support my Mac Pro's video card.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by benguild, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT is not liked by Steam For Mac. Yet I can use Crossover and play games fine? I need to upgrade to something else, but I'm not sure what. I've seen the threads for the ATI 4890... but is it a good value?

    I was hoping to find something for under $100 considering I've been fine with the 7300 GT since 2006, even for gaming.
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    See if you can find a Mac-compatible HD2600 XT or 8800 GT. Or you can flash a PC 4870 which should be ~$130 (or perhaps less). The 4890 is better, but there are fewer of those available.
     
  3. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    If you end up going with the 8800GT, make sure it is the legacy edition designed for EFI32 (or flashed one for your model)
     
  4. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like the 4890 is pretty easy to find, but it's like $230+ ...
    I don't care too much, but I also don't want to end up with something that's inferior or problematic.

    It seems like the 4890 is worth the extra money, but it's not recognized by OS X without a patch (both cards need to be flashed), so I guess the 4870 is the way to go?
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    it's a shame you can't use the 5850 or the 5870 with osx, b\c they are faster and run cooler
     

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