I would like to put a Quadra FX 4800 in my MacPro Desktop. But I read somewhere that my model of Mac does not support it?
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro2,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 3 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 8 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP21.007F.B06
I am 3D rendering on multiple GPU’s for Octane Render using the multiple card cuda cores.
I need the ram that the Quadra FX 4800 offers but would settle for GTX 285 if I had to.
But need to know if they will work with this model
Just as an addition to the question … I know the Quadra is native OSX and I am hoping that teh GTX 285 is also… but the Nvidia site makes it sound like it only runs on Bootcamp. I need to be able to run native OSX if that helps answer the question more specifically re the model I have.
you need to get a card that has an EFI not a BIOS. because macs choose to be different to PC’s, the graphics cards must be different too. also your PSU must be able to provide enough amps on the 12v rails for a high end graphics card.
cards supplied with EFI not a BIOS are listed as mac compatible.