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Old July 11th, 2014, 08:40 AM   #1
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which non apple graphic card in mac pro 3,1 to use with fcp7-fcp x-premiere?

which non apple graphic card in mac pro 3,1 to use with fcp7-fcp x-premiere?

i'm running a mac pro 3,1/10.6.8/with stock gt8800/512 graphics card.

i'm hoping to eek out a bit more life from this mac pro by upgrading the graphics card.

by upgrading to mavericks (or mountain lion), i can access non-apple graphic cards but lose the boot-up screen.

but i'm unsure of which graphic card will fit/work/be effective in my mac pro.

it has been recommend to me the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Graphic Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130826

any thoughts on the above card?

any other cards that might be a better solution?

i welcome any and all thoughts.

thank you in advance.

be well.

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Old July 16th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: which non apple graphic card in mac pro 3,1 to use with fcp7-fcp x-premiere?

I've been reading a bunch of stuff on both barefeats.com and fcp.co that if you are running Final Cut Pro X, it takes advantage of GPUs that are Open CL capable--- letting the powerful processors on the graphic cards do some of the heavy lifting.

One of the benefits of the introduction of the new Mac Pro and FCPX 10.1 is that our old Mac Pro towers can also benefit from this.

You can even install an identical graphic card and FCPX will take advantage of both cards. Just do your research on cost and benefit though vs. getting a new Mac.

FCP.co Forum :: Topic: Dual GPUs in old (Classic!) Mac Pros (1/3)
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