Will nMP run with a present but broken gpu?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wesk702, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    Will the new Mac Pro run with one of the gpus inactive? Just wanted to know if a present but damaged gpu can stop the whole computer from working?
    If so, this is reminiscent of a printer refusing to print a black and white document, because the red ink is low. Hope this isn't a glimpse into the future.
  2. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    Seriously weird question. Why are you asking???
  3. analog guy macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    not so weird...the 2nd GPU is compute-only and, in theory, is a bonus. (yes, i know, essential for some.)

    if 1 of 2 GPUs die at some point down the road, will we have completely useless machines or ones that just run apps a bit slower? are we forced to buy a brand new GPU (if available) to replace the failed one?

    i think it is an interesting question.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It won't boot with 1 gpu removed so I assume if one fails it won't do anything

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