Which gfx's to install Mac Pro from scratch?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cube, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. cube macrumors G5

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    So one has to start with Snow Leopard.

    Is there really a GTX 970 mac edition? Would it work with the default driver?
     
  2. orph macrumors 6502a

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    for info see
    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...graphics-cards.1440150/page-148#post-24251593
    GTX 970 mac edition - no
    GTX 970 will not work in osx10.6
    Would it work with the default driver - no

    a pc 970 will kind of work in osx 10.10+ with nvidia's driver with some problems (but will work)

    if you want some advice post which mac pro you have, version of osx you will run (just 10.6?) and what you want to do with the card apps (name apps) or games.

    edit last nvidia mac edition was a 680. but if you want a 680 your better of getting a pc one as there cheaper on ebay and will work.

    AMD is an option too, depends on task/use case
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    No and No.

    In fact, much worse than that. There is no way to get 970 work in Snow Leopard.
     
  4. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    I want to buy a 12-core 2010 with good graphics that I can install from scratch and does not burn down.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    A good graphic card for what? Different usage may cause different choice.
     

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