New video card mac pro 2008

I might just buy the sapphire from mackerels. I power it combining the little 6-pin PCI power connectors and a molex adapter from the optical bay.

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You will want to delete the following prevailing notion is that they're buggy files to get best performance: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. If you don't need the Bios screen don't bother getting a flashed one. Mine is stock, so I don't have a bios screen on my Mac Pro which is no problem during normal operation. If something breaks and I need to see the bios I pop in a different card.

Has been running great since I got it. Have you flashed it, and if so, which precise model did you get? Bastard wrote: If you don't need the Bios screen don't bother getting a flashed one. How are the web drivers better?

The more specific you can get, the better. It has been my impression so far that, aside from greater compatibility, they're mostly the same quality not surprising: same team writes them both. I've done benchmarking against our games internally and I haven't yet been able to find any performance deltas between the web drivers and the Apple-provided drivers in OS X.

Well I had problems with general acceleration in OSX feeling laggy.

Flash would perform bad, video was not smooth and mission control and all other graphic overlay stuff in OSX would stutter. Once I installed the Nvidia drivers that all went away and everything became a lot more smooth.

Best replacement video card for a 2008 Mac Pro?

I actually had two of these installed at one point for the lols connected to an external PSU Good to know, i was looking for a replacement. Specs are nice but Sapphire's support sucks and there are a lot of reports of lemons out there. Pricey but probably the best card available for the 3,1 -- especially if you have any use for CUDA in the apps you're using and you're not into setting up hacks to make the card work i.

It's mostly because the fan in this Radeon is bad and any time it spins faster than idle it's so loud you can hear it through two closed, solid wood doors. I don't do anything CUDA, really.

Better off with a standard PC, right now PC building is expensive but you can just get a pre built dell or something. You know you want me baby! The GeForce GT is listed as one of the video options so, as long as you get one with Apple firmware, it should work fine and is almost three times faster than the ATI you probably have now. Posted 01 February - AM.

Yes it does have a lot of processing grunt, they are still used as workstations where I work.

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I am not keen on splashing out so much of a premium for what is an old apple graphics card. I will give it an SSD and leave the existing graphics card where it is. Community Forum Software by IP. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. Welcome to BleepingComputer , a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun.

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Click here to Register a free account now! Will this graphics card work with an early mac pro? Started by reversenotation , Jan 30 PM.

Mac Pro Graphic Card for Mac Pro (Early 2008) Replacement

Please log in to reply. Posted 31 January - AM Mac video cards need to have special firmware or the Mac won't even recognize the card id installed; but, the genuine Apple cards are so crazy expensive that lots of people got into the business of flashing generic cards with Apple compatible firmware. Local time: AM. Posted 31 January - PM Sadly your mac may be at the end of its upgradability as apple has its own set of standards and may not take any new hardware not specified.