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What low-end GPUs are compatible with Mojave?

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I'm an audio guy and don't need to spend big on videocards, but i would also like to be futureproofed by having a build that's compatible with Mojave and beyond. I hear Apple ended Nvidia support, so maybe it would be a bad idea to get a GT 710? What are the cheapest videocards that are compatible with Mojave?

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Cheap low-end nVidia Kepler cards such as GeForce GT710, GT720 or GT730 work OOB in Mojave. Make sure you go for Kepler 2.0 models (GK208/GK208B chip), not Fermi (GF1xx chip) which will not be compatible:

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/?generation=GeForce+700&sort=generation

 

You may also look at AMD Oland cards like the Radeon R5 240, Radeon R7 240 or Radeon R7 250. Make sure you go for GCN1.0 models as that's the minimum specification for Metal and Mojave.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/amd-oland.g389

 

You can look up these 2 x articles for guidance.

https://graphicscardhub.com/best-graphics-card-under-50/

https://graphicscardhub.com/low-profile-single-slot-gpu/

 

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These were 1st gen/mid-range Kepler cards from 2012 and are probably only available on the cheap as 2nd-hand/used cards.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/?generation=GeForce 600&sort=generation

 

If found new, which I expect to be fairly rare, they'll probably cost around 100$/€ or more.

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On 1/9/2019 at 12:38 PM, Hervé said:

These were 1st gen/mid-range Kepler cards from 2012 and are probably only available on the cheap as 2nd-hand/used cards.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/?generation=GeForce 600&sort=generation

 

If found new, which I expect to be fairly rare, they'll probably cost around 100$/€ or more.

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Yup, cheap 2nd hand/used cards offered on AliExpress with shipping from China...

 

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