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    Lightbulb Video cards compatibility with mac os x

    Hello, I put information from my live experience with various combination of mac os x and video cards:
    Mac OS X 10.6.8: EVGA GTX 285 for mac, Ati 5770 for mac, Ati 5790 for mac,
    Mac OS X 10.7.5: QUADRO 4000 for mac, GT120 no special for mac, GTX 680 no special for mac, GTX560Ti no special for mac, GTX650 no special for mac,
    Mac OS X 10.8.5: Ati 7950 ()
    Mac OS X 10.9.4: in research

    As I know video cards for mac os x must have dual bios for working with it. But when I start to combine various card I faced with fenoenom when the graphics card works without dual bios or specifically for Mac OS stitched and works fine.

    may be some one has experience too with other cards and mac os x version, and can add information.
    Last edited by faceoff; 08-04-2015 at 09:08 AM.

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    Ati 7950 3gb - work fine! MacPro 4.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by test View Post
    Ati 7950 3gb - work fine! MacPro 4.1
    I mean which version of mac os x u are using with those card and version of cards special for mac or basic pc card? (ofc its by default that mac pro's is from 3.1 to 5.1 version), and I add info at first post to accumulate it.

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    This machine is installed 10.8.5 mountain lion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faceoff View Post
    Hello, I put information from my live experience with various combination of mac os x and video cards:
    Mac OS X 10.6.8: EVGA GTX 285 for mac, Ati 5770 for mac, Ati 5790 for mac,
    Mac OS X 10.7.5: QUADRO 4000 for mac, GT120 no special for mac, GTX 680 no special for mac, GTX560Ti no special for mac, GTX650 no special for mac,
    Mac OS X 10.8.5: Ati 7950 ()
    Mac OS X 10.9.4: in research

    As I know video cards for mac os x must have dual bios for working with it. But when I start to combine various card I faced with fenoenom when the graphics card works without dual bios or specifically for Mac OS stitched and works fine.

    may be some one has experience too with other cards and mac os x version, and can add information.
    gtx 680 requires 10.8.5 or greater- for their driver

    I dont suggest anyone uses flashed cards - they only seem to use 'experimental drivers' -

    more recent nvidia and AMD cards - might work without any drivers in 10.9+

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsc View Post
    gtx 680 requires 10.8.5 or greater- for their driver
    I think so but it working also on 10.7.5. Catalyst recognize it like "nvidia pre release GK104 opengl driver" and mac os recognize normal.
    Last edited by faceoff; 14-04-2015 at 10:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faceoff View Post
    I think so but it working also on 10.7.5. Catalyst recognize it like "nvidia pre release GK104 opengl driver" and mac os recognize normal.
    but "pre-release gk104 opengl driver" does not sound like good times to me

    i wouldnt want any pre-release nvidia driver anywhere near my stuff

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    anyone else using the 7650 with good results?
    P

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    i meant the 7950, anyone?
    did anyone try connecting 2 datapath's to it?

    works well with the GTX 680 but we need an alternative cause those are out of stock

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    you might try the gtx 980 indicated on this webpage-

    http://barefeats.com/gtx980ti.html

    i havent tested and dont test any of these cards

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