The 9800 GT ...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mercuric Oxide, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Mercuric Oxide macrumors 6502

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    Would the 9800 GT work in the Mac Pro for windows?

    Also, I have a 8800 GT coming for my MP in March. Assuming the 9800GT works, would I have enough space to be able to keep both in my machine and simply switch the monitor plug between graphics cards when changing the OS? (or would this run too hot?)

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, just like every other video card.

    I wouldn't worry too much about heat but power might be an issue.
     
  3. Mercuric Oxide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm,

    Well, as I would mostly use the 8800GT for gaming in Windows, if the 9800GT works, I should probably just keep the 2600 for mac and buy the 9800 instead of 8800.

    Do you think this would still pose a heat or power issue?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll be fine with both of those cards but the 9800GT is going to need supplemental power just like the 8800GT.
     
  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    i'd worry about drivers in osx though..but if you're cool with changing out the cards every time you reboot then by all means..
     
  6. Mercuric Oxide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I only boot into Windows about twice a week, so it's no big deal
     
  7. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Not now but I think you will change your mind after 3 weeks. It will become a pain in the @%&...
     
  8. TBi macrumors 68030

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    The 9800GT is just a 8800GT SLI on a single card. It isn't worth it, especially for games without driver support.
     
  9. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    That's the 9800 GX2, the GT will probably not be out for 3-6 months.
     
  10. TBi macrumors 68030

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    The website i originally saw it on listed the GX2 as a GT so. Can't trust anything you read on websites :D
     

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