upgrading the graphics card in a mac pro


macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 20, 2011
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.


macrumors 65816
Jun 26, 2010
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!!!!