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Old 10-10-2018, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Video Card - Mac Pro High Sierra & Native

I recommend sticking to the list of compatible Metal capable GPUs in Apple's latest support article.

I recently replace my AMD 5770 in my Mac Pro with a Sapphire RX 580. It worked perfectly without any drivers in High Sierra.

Note that before upgrading, you will need to get an additional PCIE power cable as these GPUs require two of them. Also, if you're running an older Apple Cinema display, you'll need a mini Display Port to regular Display Port adapter.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208898
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:11 PM
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I may try the MSI RX-560 to replace my HD5770
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:16 AM
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I may try the MSI RX-560 to replace my HD5770
I did exactly that. Works great.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:22 PM
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I did exactly that. Works great.



Cool deal. I only get CPU(-9093) spikes when I open a Waves plugin to make changes. No spikes/errors if the plugin windows is closed. (64 buffer)
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: Video Card - Mac Pro High Sierra & Native

This site should help everyone one what is compatible with Apples most successful Mac Pro:

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/m...splayport.html
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:46 PM
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Hey guys,

Would love opinions on what card you guys are recommending with High Sierra and PT Ultimate 2018.4 Native. The stock card in our Mac Pro 5,1 2012 is no longer cutting it.

I've got the Sapphire HD 7950 in mind that OWC sells - it has 3072 MB of VRAM.

Would love to hear some thoughts!
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I also have a Mac Pro 5,1. My ATI Radeon HD 5770 went to heaven a week ago and I replaced it with the Sapphire HD 7950 from OWC. It's working well except the display "blinks" once in a while when running certain programs, including PT. It also blinks when streaming videos on Firefox but not on Chrome, but that's possibly because I deleted Flash player.

That said, it's blinking much less often now than it did at first.
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Not getting blinks here.
Double check (Move) the Mac PC switch possibly.
I use with three (1080-4K-1080) (DVI=DVI, mdp to dp, mdp active to DVI)
MacOs 10.14 seemed to better it's performance.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:39 PM
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Installed the MSI RX560 Aero 4g.
Works well and improved my Protools cpu spikes/errors that I was having with plugins GUIs at 64buffer.

On startup, the apple boot screen only displays for about 2 sec then it goes to the login screen. Other than that, everything works. OS10.13.6
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