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Memory Interface Width: 256-Bit. Memory Clock: 7.0 Gbps. Memory Bandwidth: 224.3 GB/s. Compatible with OS X and Windows (via BootCamp or in a traditional PC) Boot Screen support from all ports at startup. Runs on the Mac Pro's internal power supply. PCI Express 2.0 support in OS X and Windows. The GeForce GTX 980 will likely become a top choice by Mac Pro tower owners who want a fast, power efficient GPU. Check out our second GTX 980 page with test results for DaVinci Resolve, LuxMark, and Octane Render. It includes results for 9 other Mac Pro tower GPUs. MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch models with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors. MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHz) MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHz) MacBook Pro (Early 2008) These computers were manufactured between approximately May 2007 and September 2008.

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GeForce GTX 980 GPU versus others
running OpenGL apps

Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
Updated February 6th, 2015, with more OpenGL tests

Many of you have decided to stick with your Mac Pro tower and are 'hungry' for ways to 'pump it up.' One of our favorite upgrades is a faster GPU. We are excited about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 because it requires less power than the other top GPU options yet promises equal or better performance. Below are four OpenGL tests to ponder.

GRAPH LEGEND
GTX 980 = modified NVDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU (4GB, 1215MHz)
R9 290X = modified AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU (4GB, 1000MHz)
GTX 780 = modified NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU (3GB, 900MHz)
GTX 680 = NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU Mac Edition (2GB, 1058MHz)
HD 7970 = modified AMD Radeon HD 7950 GPU (3GB, 925MHz)
HD 7950 = AMD Radeon HD 7950 GPU Mac Edition (3GB, 800MHz)
GTX 570 = modified NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 GPU (2.5GB, 1464MHz)
HD 5870 = AMD Radeon HD 5870 GPU Mac Edition (1GB, 850MHz)
HD 4870 = AMD Radeon HD 4870 GPU Mac Edition (512MB, 750MHz)
The 'test mule' was a 'Mid 2010' Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core Xeon Tower running OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite.

Left 4 Dead 2(on Steam)
We use the console command 'timedemo' to playback a short game session. Settings were 2560x1440, Fullscreen, 4X AA, Anisotropic 8X, Vsync Disabled, Shader Detail Very High, Effect Detail and Model/Texture Detail both High, Multicore Rendering Enabled.
(LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in Frames per Second.)

Tomb Raider
Using the HIGH preset at 2560x1440, we ran the built-in benchmark.
(LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in FRAMES per SECOND.)

Diablo III
We ran at 2560x1440, Vsync Disabled, Highest Quality with Anti-Aliasing Disabled.
(LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in Frames per Second.)

Batman Arkham City GOTY
Using the built-in benchmark, we checked all the boxes on the startup dialog but V-Sync and FXAA. Detail Level was set to High.
(LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in Frames per Second.)

Photoshop cc crack for mac. Open the “Crack” file, copy and paste into installation directory and run. And then Extract the winrar file. Install the setup and close it from everywhere.

GPUtest- FurMark
This is a very intensive OpenGL benchmark that uses fur rendering algorithms to measure the performance of the graphics card. Fur rendering is especially adapted to overheat the GPU and that's why FurMark is also a perfect stability and stress test tool for the graphics card. We ran the test at 2560x1440 Windowed with anti-aliasing disabled.
(LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in Frames per Second.)

Valley
This OpenGL benchmark by Unigine 'flies' through forest-covered valley surrounded by vast mountains. It amazes with its scale from a bird’s-eye view of 64 million meters of extremely detailed terrain down to every leaf and flower petal. It features advanced visual technologies: dynamic sky, volumetric clouds, sun shafts, DOF, ambient occlusion. (It is cross platform. For Windows users it is a test of DirectX.)

Valley provides three presets to help standardize comparison testing: Basic, Extreme, and Extreme HD. We used Extreme preset: 1600x900 windowed resolution with 8x Anti-aliasing, Ultra Quality for Shaders and Textures, and with Occlusion, Refraction, and Volumetric Shadows enabled. (LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in Frames per Second.)

GFXBench 3
This is a cross-platform graphics benchmark. We used the 'T-Rex chasing the Motocross rider' test. The off-screen test runs at 1920x1080.
(LONGER graph bar means FASTEST in Frames per Second.)

INSIGHTS
TheNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980was fast but not the fastest in all tests. It is certainly faster than the 'blessed' Mac Editions of the GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7950.

Just as important is power draw. At 165 watts, the GeForce GTX 980 has no need for auxiliary power no matter how hard it was stressed. On the other hand, the GeForce GTX 780 and Radeon R9 290X can draw so much power when stressed that the Mac Pro tower shuts down. (This happened when running FurMark OpenGL benchmark.) The only way to guard against shutdowns with those two GPUs is to employ an auxiliary power source for at least one of the GPU's power connectors.

CAVEATS
The GeForce GTX 980 was modified by MacVidCards to present a normal startup screen. We used NVIDIA's web driver for the Quadro K5000 for Mac. An unmodified GTX 980 will boot under OS X Yosemite if you don't care about a boot screen.

The Radeon R9 290X was modified by MacVidCards to run in PCIe 2.0 mode. It boots with Apple's factory AMD drivers but there is no startup screen.

The GeForce GTX 780 was modified by MacVidCards to present a normal boot startup screen. We used NVIDIA's web driver for the Quadro K5000 for Mac.

PREDICTION
The GeForce GTX 980 will likely become a top choice by Mac Pro tower owners who want a fast, power efficient GPU.

Check out our second GTX 980 page with test results for DaVinci Resolve, LuxMark, and Octane Render. It includes results for 9 other Mac Pro tower GPUs.

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WHERE TO BUY APPLE products:
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OTHER SOURCES FOR APPLE PRODUCTS

  • PowerMax not only sells new and used Macs, but will give you a generous trade-in offer on your old Mac.
  • The Sapphire Radeon R9 7950 Mac Edition is available from OWC and TransIntl.
  • The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition is sold by Other World Computing (MacSales.com), Trans International (TransIntl.com), and Amazon.
  • The flashed GeForce GTX 780 and Radeon R9 290X are available from MacVidCards
  • The un-flashed GeForce GTX 980 is available from Amazon.
  • Visit EditBuilder's eBay Store. Or you can email them or call them (1-855-EDIT-BAY). They are offering both tray replacements as well as complete setups with 1-3 year warranties. They also offer up 128GB 1333MHZ RAM and graphics card upgrades for Mac Pro towers.
  • Also, check out Other World Computing's Processor Tray Upgrade Program.

WHERE TO BUY MEMORY UPGRADES FOR MAC PRO TOWERS

WHERE TO BUY FACTORY REFURBISHED MACS
Apple Store USA has refurbished Macs with 12 month warranty that can be extended to 36 months with AppleCare. Pay attention to the GPU it comes with.

PowerMax not only sells used Macs, but will give you a generous trade-in offer on your current Mac

Other World Computing has a Used Mac Store.

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Posted Friday, July 25th, 2014 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

Though most of the attention is on the new 2013 Mac Pro. we continue to explore ways to 'pump up' the legacy Mac Pro towers. One of our favorite upgrade paths is the graphics processing unit aka GPU. We recently tested the GeForce GTX 780 with 6G of GDDR5 video memory (courtesy of MacVidCards). It just may be the 'sweet spot.' We'll explain after you peruse the graphs.

GRAPH LEGEND
TITAN Black = GeForce GTX TITAN Black with 6G of VRAM
G780 Ti = GeForce GTX 780 Ti with 3G of VRAM
G780 6G = GeForce GTX 780 with 6G of VRAM
G680 = GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition with 2G of VRAM
R9_280X = Radeon R9 280X with 3G of VRAM
R7950 = Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition with 3G of VRAM
R5870 = Radeon HD 5870 with 1G of VRAM
Test 'mule' was a 2010 Mac Pro 3.33GHz Hex-Core.
(RED graph bar means fastest in FPS. The GREEN bar highlights the GeForce GTX 780 6G we are deeming the 'sweet spot.')

DaVinci Resolve 10
We imported a 289 frame 5K RED clip into an HD 1080PsF 25 project with Decode Quality set to 'Half Res. Good.'
We performed a playback with 16 blur nodes being rendered on-the-fly.

Photoshop CC
One of the filters that uses OpenCL is Iris Blur.

LuxMark
This is another OpenCL test. We rendered the complex Room scene using GPU only.

Valley
Using OpenGL, it features advanced visual technologies (dynamic sky, volumetric clouds, sun shafts, DOF, ambient occlusion) while ‘flying’ over extremely detailed, seamless terrain. We selected the Extreme Preset which runs at 1600x900 with Ultra quality and 8x Anti-aliasing.

Tomb Raider
Feral Interactive conveniently includes a built-in benchmark. We ran it with the HIGH Quality preset, Fullscreen, 2560x1440, Vsync off.

Diablo III
Using the best settings with no vsync at 2560x1440, we entered the game at the same location and observed FPS.

Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam
We ran the TIMEDEMO of a recorded game sequence we call 'BF5.' The Advanced Settings were 2560x1440 Rez, Fullscreen, 4x MSAA, Anisotropic 8X, Vsync Disabled, Shader Detail Very High, Effect Detail High, Model/Texture Detail High, Multicore Rendering Enabled.

OctaneRender
A 'GPU only' standalone renderer, it requires a CUDA capable GPU (spelled NVIDIA). Using RenderTarget PT (Path Tracing), we rendered the octane_benchmark.ocs scene.

After Effects CC
The Ray-traced 3D function renders with GPUs exclusively -- if they are CUDA capable. We used an animation simply known as robot' provided courtesy of Juan Salvo and Danny Princz. Danny has posted a compilation of render times.

To repeat, the RED graph bar means fastest. The GREEN bar highlights the GeForce GTX 780 6G we are deeming the 'sweet spot.'

SWEET? Yes, with one exception.

The GTX 780 with 6GB GDDR5 video memory is only slightly slower than the GTX 780 Ti and TITAN Black but costs much less.

The other factor in naming it the 'sweet spot' has to do with power. The GTX 780 6GB runs fine on the dual PCIe internal power cables -- as does the GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7950. The same can't be said of the GTX TITAN or GTX 780 Ti or Radeon R9 280X -- all of which require an auxiliary power feed to avoid a nasty power down of your tower at the worst moment when too much wattage is demanded of the Mac Pro's factory power supply.

Did I mention that the GTX 780 with 6GB of GDDR5 matches the 6GB of GDDR5 in the TITAN?

The one fallacy to my 'sweet spot' award has to do with OpenCL. In case you hadn't noticed, the AMD Radeon GPUs smoked the NVIDIA GeForce GPUs running Photoshop's OpenCL accelerated Iris Blur filter and rendering LuxMark's OpenCL accelerated Room scene.

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  • The OS X compatible GeForce GTX Titan 6GB and GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB can be purchased from MacVidCards. They also offer a flashing and mod service for your existing TITAN or 780. MacVidCards recommends a supplemental power supply. We were able to run it in our 2010 Mac Pro 6-core without the aid of an auxiliary PS.
  • The OS X compatible GeForce GTX 780 6GB can be purchased from MacVidCards. The OS X compatible GeForce GTX 780 3G is available from MacVidCards. They offer a flashing and mod service your existing 780 for $200.
  • The OS X compatible GeForce GTX 770 4G is available from MacVidCards.
  • For GPUs not linked here, visit the MacVidCards main eBay store page.
  • The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition can be ordered from EVGA direct or from Other World Computing(MacSales.com), Trans International (TransIntl.com), and Amazon.
  • The GeForce GTX 680 4G is available from MacVidCards.
  • The OS X Compatible Radeon R9 280X 3GB is available from MacVidCards.
  • A flashed Radeon HD 7970 3GB running at PCIe 2.0 is available from MacVidCards.
  • The Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition is available from OWC , TransIntl, and Amazon

WHERE TO BUY AN UP-CLOCKED 12-CORE MAC PRO TOWER

  • Visit EditBuilder.com's eBay Store. Or you can email them or call them (1-855-EDIT-BAY). They are offering both tray replacements as well as complete setups with 1-3 year warranties. They also offer up 128GB 1333MHZ RAM and graphics card upgrades for Mac Pro towers.
  • Also, check out Other World Computing's Processor Tray Upgrade Program.
  • Live in the UK? Visit ScrumpyMacs for 'fire breathing' Mac Pro options.

WHERE TO BUY A MAC PRO or other APPLE products:
USA readers can help us earn a commission by using this Apple Store USA link or by clicking on any Apple display ad. Live outside the USA? No problem. We are affiliated with these Apple Stores:

WHERE TO BUY MEMORY and CPU UPGRADES FOR THE 2013 MAC PRO

  • EditBuilder loaned us their 2013 Mac Pro 10-Core test unit. Check with them about CPU and memory upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. You can email them or call them (1-855-EDIT-BAY).
  • Other World Computing has memory upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro.
  • Trans International has memory upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro.

WHERE TO BUY FACTORY REFURBISHED MACS
Apple Store USA has refurbished Macs with 12 month warranty that can be extended to 36 months with AppleCare. Pay attention to the GPU it comes with.

Other World Computing has a Used Mac Store.

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