Will Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 work with macpro 1,1

funkytwig

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Jan 14, 2011
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I am looking for a graphics card replacement for my Mac Pro 1,1 (CPU upgraded to 64bit Xeon 3Ghz. I want to run Blackmagic daVinci Resolve Lite and FCPx. I have 2 monitors so want a twin head card. TheNvidia GeForce GTX 285 looks good but don't think it will run on my hardware. Do people know if this is the case?

Ben
 

ashman70

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Dec 20, 2010
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Don't know about the GTX 285 but I was running an AMD 5770 in my 1,1 when I had it, worked great. Any reason your specifically looking at a 285?
 

Cindori

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Jan 17, 2008
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285GTX will not work by itself because only 64-bit EFI.

can be run by injector + helper card
 

CaptainChunk

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Apr 16, 2008
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Resolve requiers an NVIDIA card in the system.
Resolve will actually work with an ATI card now as well (they recently added OpenCL support to appease the laptop and iMac users). But it isn't as fast and you lose some processing features you only get with CUDA (such as hardware noise reduction).

But needless to say, MP models prior to 2008 (3,1) aren't exactly ideal for running Resolve at its potential.
 

somewhoo

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Jul 18, 2010
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Resolve req. two gpu cards, one gui display card and other processing CUDA in this case gtx285 card, so the gui display card can be original efi ("helper") card.. :)
 
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