I have a Mac Pro purchased in June 2008 with a 8800GT card, on which only single precision using CUDA
I understand that the Nvidia 200 series cards now support DOUBLE PRECISION floating point. Is it possible
to install a 260GTX in my machine, or any other 200 series card? I have not been able to find any source
of drivers for these cards and my Mac.
No, it is not possible to install them under OS X ( they are missing EFI support).
Thanks for the quick reply!
After a bit of Googling, a number of folks seem to have been able to put a 9800GTX
into their Mac Pro, with the System Profiler even properly identifying the card.
I also see that this card supports FP64, or double precision. I had thought that
only the 200 series supported DP.
So would you think all would work ok on my Mac Pro with the 9800GTX?
Any info would be GREATLY appreciated.
9800 GTX does not support double precision.
I have the exact same requirement for DP on a Mac Pro and now have the 8800GT and a Zotac 260 (216) working together on an 08 Mac Pro under bootcamp/Windows. I hope Nvidia/Apple will address OS X support, where only 8800 is working right now. (While I am up - Anybody got a rig like this with a 295 working and showing all 480 cores under device query - either as 480 or 2x240?)
Now have a Palit 285 with 2G running under bootcamp nicely. If anyone has run nvflash under windows/dos to find the rom size on a 200 series card I would like to know the outcomes - are there any brands with large rom chips? My 285 dumps a rom file of about 64k , half the size of the Apple 8800GT - this seems to be one of the factors that decided whether a PC 8800/9800 card could be flashed to work under OS X.