upgrading the graphics card in a mac pro

grouch

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Original poster
Sep 20, 2011
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has anyone updated their graphics card in a new mac pro? i don't know if the drivers that ship with the o/s fully support the features of newer (not necessarily the newest) graphics cards from either nvidia or amd/ati.

my conundrum is right now i have a pc running windows for gaming (literally that's it), a mac mini for my daily usage, and an old pc running linux for my file server/nas. i'd love to combine all these into a single machine however if i can't get a better video card than what the mac pro ships with then i'm not sure i can justify the price.
 

minifridge1138

macrumors 65816
Jun 26, 2010
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Lots of people have upgraded their graphics cards.

The number of "officially supported" graphics cards is rather small.

There are several UN-official cards. They have varying degrees of success.

Look around the Mac Pro forums and you'll find lots of advice, suggestions, recommendations, etc....

Good luck!!!!