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

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

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    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


    Jun 29, 2006
    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


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    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

    Jul 29, 2003
    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


    Aug 24, 2007
  6. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    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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