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Best Card for Mac Pro

Postby dot_bat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:42 am

dot_bat Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:42 am
Im getting a new card and am wondering what would be the best card to run octane for a mac pro, 3.1, dual 3ghz quad cores,10gigs ram. any suggestions? thank you
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Re: Best Card for Mac Pro

Postby SurfingAlien » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:32 am

SurfingAlien Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:32 am
Hi!
to be sure it works at 100% (hardware- but also driver-wise) you should go for a Mac edition nVidia card. AFAIK the best (and almost only...) after-market card I've seen so far is the 285GTX 0,9Mb sold in the official apple stores (online too). Don't know if there's some of the new GTX4xx coming soon (but I wouldn't hold my breath...)

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Re: Best Card for Mac Pro

Postby Burkhard » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:53 am

Burkhard Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:53 am
A Mac version for the GTX400 series is not planned yet. That's what EVGA told me. So the best choice is the GTX285 Mac edition
MacPro Quad * 8Gig RAM * GTX 285 Mac Edition ( delete two GT120 to make it run with octane! ) * Snow Leopard 10.6
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Re: Best Card for Mac Pro

Postby Sam » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:55 am

Sam Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:55 am
I heard NVIDIA are already working on new Fermi cards for late 2010 ;)
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Re: Best Card for Mac Pro

Postby dot_bat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:19 am

dot_bat Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:19 am
thanks for the replies. 'll get the 285 not much else to choose and the later generations may not run wiyh my setup, getting old. looking forward to the 1st version of octane. thanks again for the replies
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