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  1. GreenElf

    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Update: I bought an EVGA 650ti SC; works BEAUTIFULLY! popped it in, booted right up fast! (even without the EFI screen) I use the NVidia web drivers, but the stock ones work too.
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Any thoughts about the NVidia Quadro series? I know some Mac used Quadro cards, but do non-EFI ones work with the ML or retail drivers?
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    I see more manufacturers are putting out Mac editions of their cards. This is great, but I don't have 500+ to shell out for a AMD 7950 or GTX680... What about the 2xx series of NVidia cards? I see GTX280/285s around. In your experience, will Apple's native/NVidia's retail drivers work on PC versions without issue? (There is a Mac edition of the 285, but again it's hefty in price)
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    I'll take a look into that! Thanks again Rampage, you've been a great help! OK, good to know, thanks!
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Any thoughts on an Asus 2GB GT 520? Edit: Meh... consumer reviews say its {censored} for games....
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Once again Rampage, you ROCK hardcore!!! Thanks for the link! (I swear I read that article too, but I'm on info overload sometimes! )
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Thanks for the info Bone! To clarify, according to what I read, they suggest not to exceed 300W for the GPU itself on a MacPro 3.1 (Early 2008). From what I can tell, the Mercury Playback engine is mostly for video editing in Premiere, which I don't do, but it's also used somewhat in Photoshop CS6, again for video editing/rendering. I'm largely looking for a gaming card that's better than what I have, which is an NVidia 8800GT 512, with the best bang for the very limited bucks I have to work with. Edit: Ha! Damn you guys are smart! Great info Rampage! So Fermi is *better*?
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    The spec sheet says 300W max I thought so about XFire. And is Fermi inherently bad, even if they state CUDA cores?
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    ....And here I go again... Thoughts on a Radeon 6870, workable without flashing in 10.8? and I'm sure I know the answer, but crossfire does not work with non-EFI cards? Edit: Hrm... So some of these cards I see on NewEgg, e.g. an MSI GT620, list 96 cuda cores, but list it as a fermi card? I've done a lot of reading, but can't seem to find a definitive answer on what will work and what won't... :/
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    ha ha! OK, I though you said the ATI 4X series is compatible.
  11. GreenElf

    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    So wait... an ATI 4870 would be plug and play OOTB? (no EFI withstanding of course)
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Yes, a real Mac. Guess I should have said...
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    heh heh! Hey there, checking in again! What're your thoughts on non-EFI versions of Apple, sanctioned cards, e.g. a radeon 5770 by another vendor? Plug 'n play, or shaky?
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Heh! I bow to your munificence! Seriously, thanks for the help! (...and I might have other dumb questions to follow)
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    PC Graphic cards and OSX...

    Thanks again Rampage, for taking the time to answer my noobish questions. How about an NVidia GT 630? There's a 4Gb card there for a decent price. What are the odds of that working?
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