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Author Topic: Which of these 7950 cards can I use on MacPro 1,1 to be able to install 10.9.2?  (Read 8588 times)
altunian
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« on: April 26, 2014, 08:09:27 AM »

I have the choice to get any of these two cards:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1547&lid=1
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http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=389

Which of them is better to be used for my idea to work with MacPro 1,1 and OSX 10.9.2?
How can I flash the rom to have EFI? Or is it needed at all if I don't need boot screen?
Do I need extra drivers or are the drivers from the OS usable?
If I need extra drivers, do I install them after every system update?

Sorry for the questions, that may look stupid for people, having more experience, but so far I have been using only the graphic card that came with my MacPro 1,1.

Thank you in advance for the answers Smiley
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altunian
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 11:40:50 AM »

No ideas?  Shocked
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blacksheep
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 05:21:48 PM »

Read the forum. There is plenty of threads that cover all you questions. Don't be lazy Wink
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altunian
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 06:58:38 PM »

I have been reading for over a week and the more I read, the more I realize, that every card is specific. And as I did not find something about these two cards, I decided to ask here. Please, if someone has experience with one of these cards, share your experience.
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altunian
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 08:45:15 PM »

I'm quite despired... adter a couple of hours I have to choose from these two cards to buy and there is no advice...
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 12:51:18 AM »

The no name card, or the card made by same company that made the mac efi rom. Seems no brainer to me. Sapphire card far more likely to be most compat with the rom if you intend to flash it. doesn't say if it's reference or not but neither does other one, so I put more faith in the sapphire card being most compat with a sapphire rom.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 09:47:42 AM »

You should go for a card that is close to the reference design. So look for cards with MiniDisplayport, HDMI and with possibly just one DVI.

Look at the cards on this web page that all habe stock or just one fan on it. All these are pretty much 100%  certain to work.
I bet ou could just flash the original Mac Edition 7950 rom and be good.

http://www.compbegin.ru/articles/view/_33
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