Will 8800 Ultra Work in Mac Pro (2008)?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tyrnight, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. tyrnight macrumors member

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    I am holding off purchasing a 2008 mac pro to find out if my current 8800 Ultra Video Card will work in the new Mac Pro's.

    does any one have a compatible video card guide?

    I am trying to purchase my BTO with minimal specs so I may upgrade it with current parts I have...

    TyrNight
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. tyrnight thread starter macrumors member

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    Ha-ha.. I could give to s*its about windows.. ;)

    Seriously.. Thank you though, I couldn't find anything on ultra directly in the forums.

    hmm.. but will it work in OSX 10.5? Probably not..

    also, what about power implications
     
  4. noi375 macrumors member

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    It probably won't. Currently, EFIs are only available for 8800GT and the Quadro 5600 (or whatever model number it was) - anything else probably won't work correctly (unless you have a hacked version of OSX 10.5 somewhere) (old cards won't work - EFI is different). Also, unless you happen to have those PCI-E connectors that work in Mac Pros, you probably won't get enough power to them in your new Mac Pro (unless you have those SATA power connectors to PCI-E power connectors), or your old Mac Pro has those connectors you can re-use. Of course, the stock ATI card works too... As for the power supply itself, that thing is 1k watts, so it should be enough for any single video card for a while.
     

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