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Old 03-22-2016, 05:43 PM
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Default Need Graphics Card recommendation

Hello all. I currently am running PT12 on an early 2009 mac pro. Everything runs smooth except my graphics. They seem sluggish when I use the selector tool. I have to run Quartz debug to resolve the issue. It has been said that my GT120 is long overdue for an upgrade. So this leaves me to 2 questions.

1. Will this fix my issue?
2. Which graphics card do you recommend to replace?

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:09 PM
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Which OS X version?
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:17 PM
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The ATI Radeon HD 5770 (MC742ZM/A) works for me in a ye olde Mac Pro.
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:20 AM
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Mac's are very limited in the Graphics Card department...
#1. You need a Mac version...
Comes with EFI in the video card.
#2. All AMD HD69xx, have that EFI except the 6970 & 6990.
#3. All AMD HD69xx need Lion drivers, except 6990.
#4. HD5770 & HD5870 are compatible with Snow Leopard...
#5. AMD FirePro D300, D500 & D700 needs more than Lion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Pro
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:06 AM
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I am currently running 10.10.5. I have heard great things about the Gtx660. Anyone tried it? I honestly don't need anything fancy. Its only for protools. No gaming. There's so many cards out there I have no idea where to begin! Looking to spend around 100.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:07 AM
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I agree with Juan, you have to be careful which one you purchase.

I ended up getting a GTX 760 or 770 I can't remember.

The nvidia website tells you whether or not it's Mac compatible, and that's natively no drivers required.

So your going to have to do a bit of reading on faire ole Google, but you should be able to find one at the price you like
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:28 AM
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I put the Hackintosh install of Yosemite on my old Mac Pro. It loaded fine, but the graphics were toast.

I think my machine is a 2007.

I bought a Mac Pro ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe card from China for $100, maxed out the RAM and changed the processors to faster Xenon models.

For about $300 my machine is running 12.4 HD like a champ.

Before I put the card in I was getting crashes, the graphics were all messed up and the windows for plugins wouldn't load. Now it's 100% perfect.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:26 PM
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What is an EFI? Do I need one? Sorry but this is such a gray area for me. Thanks in advance for the recommendations.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:31 PM
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+1 for the 5770....
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:16 PM
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What is an EFI? Do I need one? Sorry but this is such a gray area for me. Thanks in advance for the recommendations.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple%...artition_Table

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201518
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