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Author Topic: How the hell do you buy a GFX card for a mac?!?!?!  (Read 2285 times)
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« on: January 13, 2010, 08:49:19 PM »

OK seriously, WTF!!!!!

There is nowhere that allows you to filter by Mac Compatible.

I bought a GeForce9800GT, thinking, sure why not, of course this will work... WRONG!

Is there some kind of magic voodoo I gotta do? I have searched everywhere, and there is 1 really annoying roadblock to searching.

Hackintosh people. They can get the card working. But that is no help to me. I can still exchange it, but wtf can I exchange it for??

ugh...
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 09:03:58 PM »

When it comes to graphics on Macs, I'd go straight to the source: http://www.apple.com/macpro/features/graphics.html.  Only if I found a card with precisely the same specs would I consider buying it from anyone other than Apple, and you all know how I feel about locking myself into a single hardware upgrade source.

RAM?  Maybe.  Video?  Hell no!!

Ride the UI experience wave of celestial perfection, at legally chargeable rates  ROFLMAO

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 09:40:43 PM »

its bizarre really. I have figured out that the radeon HD 4870 is compatible. Thats pretty decent bang for buck, so thats where Im going I guess.

stupid ass EFI...
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 09:52:42 PM »

ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5  6.6x


Yep - that's what Apple says so that's exactly what I'd do too Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 11:08:44 PM »

Is there some kind of magic voodoo I gotta do?
Yes. We call this ritual "opening your wallets to Stewie to drop in".
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