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Cheapest OOB Nvidia GPU for ML and Mavericks?


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Hi,

 

I am currently running a 10.8.4 with a GTX 660 but I want to sell it and get a much cheaper GPU since I no longer game on my PC. I wonder what NVIDIA cards work out of the box and don't cost much, even if it's old ones. All I need is basic graphics with HD playback, which I assume all GPUs do these days. 

 

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hello

 

gt620

 

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Thanks.

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I think the "cheapest" would be the GeForce 210. Works with GE=Yes

Its not a very good performer though especially if used with a high resolution monitor.



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Second that. If he's satisfied with 1080p, it will work just fine as long as he doesn't game, as he already told he won't.

 

All the best!



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Both aren't as cheap as I hoped so I won't really save much money by replacing. Any older cards that could work? I could buy second hand buy I didn't find any good deals on a 620 on eBay, and I don't want leggy animations.

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210 are as cheap as it can be. Even used one cards won't be much cheaper.

 

GF 8xxx/9xxx cards might work as well...



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Cannot you simply use your integrated card?



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Can't use built in gpu, it's an old, unsupported model of a first gen i5 processor.

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Hey, what about a GTS 450 1GB? I found one for as cheap as a new GT 620, but it's more powerful. What do you think? Does it work OOB?



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Will a GT 220 work?



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8400GS works OOB


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hi..

gt 220 works..10.8.3 10.8.4 ok

 

gt630 works  with mavericks ok

 

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Don't go the cheapest. Go with something that will work. The suggested "cheap" cards here will barely accelerate the System UI (not to mention movies or flash). Give a few more dollars and get something that can actually allow you to use the system.



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I bought the GT 520 1GB and it works just as good as my GTX 660 2GB did, including HD movies. I don't game, and of course I wouldn't expect a similar performance in that area.



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Geforce 8500GT work with GraphicsEnabler=Yes (10.7, 10.8, 10.9)



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Geforce 8500GT work with GraphicsEnabler=Yes (10.7, 10.8, 10.9)

 

With 10.9 mavericks, the 8500GT does not work with GraphicsEnabler = Yes

The only thing I could get for now is the correct resolution to 1440x900



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hi

 

take a look on Wiki, maybe you will find what you want 

 

then after ask for the price

 

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