What is the best Graphics card for 2010Mac Pro ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nysid2007, May 30, 2010.

  1. nysid2007 macrumors newbie

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    Hi ~ I recently bought the 8core Mac pro . It came with the ******

    Nvidia card. I am looking for the best graphics card that can handle

    extream gaming and some 3d modeling work .

    I am aware of the Quadro but I was told that it doesnt performs that well

    with gaming.

    Is there a way to SLI cards like on PC on Mac ??

    Thank you for reading and any thoughts will be apreciated.
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    Your mac pro is not a 2010 model, it's a 2009 model :)

    you can not SLI or crossfire in OSX.

    The best card for your computer is the 285 gtx.
     
  3. nysid2007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi ~ thank for your input ~

    What about the ATI series ~?? Are they any good ??
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    You should wait anyway until 2010 mac pro is released as it will bring more graphic cards.
     
  5. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    The next revision of the Mac Pro line should bring with it the ATI 5870 as a BTO high end graphics option. I doubt Apple will include Crossfire support as OSX would need to be tweaked in order for them to do so. However if they would, I would definitely jump on board for a new MP! :D
     
  6. madwolf macrumors member

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    He wrote that he's into "extreme gaming", clearly he's not going to do extreme gaming under os x. Under windows you can use and PC graphics card available on the market. Strange idea buying a MP for extreme gaming... Unless its main use is 3d modelling and you're gonna game just from time to time, but it's hard to call that extreme...
     
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  8. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    If you were into extreme gaming then you shoulda custom built your own tower. You can make a very good gaming machine for 800usd.
     
  9. nysid2007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It may not seem extreme to you but it is to me ~ the way I use this computer is clearly not the topic here ~
     
  10. nysid2007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well ~ I alredy bought this ~ so I'll try to stick with it. Thanks
     
  11. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Using a PC card and Windows, the MP is a decent gaming system, and makes sense IMO if the system's also being used for "heavy lifting" = primary workload as well (OS X or otherwise).

    It's cheaper than a fast PC gaming rig along side a MP at any rate, and you may not notice any difference at all (unless you wanted to OC the system, which isn't possible in an '09 MP). ;)

    It should be possible with the graphics card under Windows though (I'm used to utilities provided in the drivers these days).
     

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