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puxao

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Hello everyone. A few months ago I bought a mac pro from mid 2012, so I started to make hardware upgrades and left the change of graphics card for the end as it was the hardest thing to get (I'm looking for a Rx 580), I am very frustrated about this because, as I have read and seen, only the Sapphire model would work on the mac and so far I have not found any, I have seen sites like ebay, etc but taxes and international shipping to my country (🇨🇱) makes the price very expensive, so I was wondering if graphics cards from other brands like Asus, Msi, etc would work, because I have found many Rx 580 from different brands but nothing from sapphire😩. If anyone could give me some guidance I would really appreciate it.
 

mikiotty

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Mar 15, 2014
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Hello everyone. A few months ago I bought a mac pro from mid 2012, so I started to make hardware upgrades and left the change of graphics card for the end as it was the hardest thing to get (I'm looking for a Rx 580), I am very frustrated about this because, as I have read and seen, only the Sapphire model would work on the mac and so far I have not found any, I have seen sites like ebay, etc but taxes and international shipping to my country (🇨🇱) makes the price very expensive, so I was wondering if graphics cards from other brands like Asus, Msi, etc would work, because I have found many Rx 580 from different brands but nothing from sapphire😩. If anyone could give me some guidance I would really appreciate it.
I have an MSI Armor 580 8GB that works like a charm, and doesn’t require Pixlas mod for power (only single 8 pin)
 

avro707

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Dec 13, 2010
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Hello everyone. A few months ago I bought a mac pro from mid 2012, so I started to make hardware upgrades and left the change of graphics card for the end as it was the hardest thing to get (I'm looking for a Rx 580), I am very frustrated about this because, as I have read and seen, only the Sapphire model would work on the mac and so far I have not found any, I have seen sites like ebay, etc but taxes and international shipping to my country (🇨🇱) makes the price very expensive, so I was wondering if graphics cards from other brands like Asus, Msi, etc would work, because I have found many Rx 580 from different brands but nothing from sapphire😩. If anyone could give me some guidance I would really appreciate it.

If you can flash the RX6600XT in a PC then it is a nice card. One of my 5,1 machines has a very nice Sapphire RX6600XT.

My other 5,1 has an XFX RX580 (the one with three display ports and 1 HDMI). That’s quite a useful card.

Those machines both run Monterey.
 
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mattspace

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Jun 5, 2013
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Hello everyone. A few months ago I bought a mac pro from mid 2012, so I started to make hardware upgrades and left the change of graphics card for the end as it was the hardest thing to get (I'm looking for a Rx 580), I am very frustrated about this because, as I have read and seen, only the Sapphire model would work on the mac and so far I have not found any, I have seen sites like ebay, etc but taxes and international shipping to my country (🇨🇱) makes the price very expensive, so I was wondering if graphics cards from other brands like Asus, Msi, etc would work, because I have found many Rx 580 from different brands but nothing from sapphire😩. If anyone could give me some guidance I would really appreciate it.

Asothers have said, plenty of brands will "work" - Apple had a technote listing about four different brands and models as "supported" and a bunch of others as "will probably work, be we haven't tested it". Sometimes there's issues about what models will come into what markets - eg here in Australia, the distributor for Sapphire never released the Pulse 580, deciding that the Nitro 580 covered the market segment, so I ended up having to buy one from New Zealand.
 
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