Which cards work in the Mac Pro

SheerGold

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Will ANY PCI-Express card work in the Mac Pro?

I am also especially interested to find out if ANY PCI-Express VIDEO card work in the Mac Pro.
 

Chundles

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Any PCIe card with Intel Mac drivers should work in the Mac Pro, USB, Firewire etc should all work.

As for graphics cards, all PCIe graphics cards will work under Windows in the Mac Pro but only the ones listed on Apple's site will work under OSX.
 

Eidorian

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Chundles said:
As for graphics cards, all PCIe graphics cards will work under Windows in the Mac Pro but only the ones listed on Apple's site will work under both.
Fixed

If you're going to run just Windows any video card will work. Once you switch back to OS X you'll have to use an Apple provided card.
 

Chundles

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Eidorian said:
Fixed

If you're going to run just Windows any video card will work. Once you switch back to OS X you'll have to use an Apple provided card.
Yeah, s'what I meant.
 

roysters

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Mar 8, 2006
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But can I still leave the PC graphics card in there? Or would I have to remove it because that would be really annoying because I reboot back and forth allot.

Also, which (if any) windows based graphics cards are people using in there machine at the moment.

Cheers
 

Eidorian

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roysters said:
But can I still leave the PC graphics card in there? Or would I have to remove it because that would be really annoying because I reboot back and forth allot.

Also, which (if any) windows based graphics cards are people using in there machine at the moment.

Cheers
Your PC video card will lock up OS X trying to boot. You'll have to pop it out each reboot.
 

roysters

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Eidorian said:
Your PC video card will lock up OS X trying to boot. You'll have to pop it out each reboot.

Thats a shame. So would you say the easiest route to take is to just buy a MAC ATI X1900XT and use it for both OSX and Windows?