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Old 12-30-2009, 04:22 PM
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Whats The Best Graphics Card For Snow Leopard?

I want to know what is THE best GPU enabled Graphics card that is FULLY compatible with OSx86 and has a pci-e connection.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:20 PM
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I dont know about the best but I went for something cheap that works and got a PCI-E 8400 GS 256MB from PC World for 30 and enabled it with EFI string, works a treat.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:06 PM
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I have Nvidia 8600GT 256 MB, works excellent, just type graphicsenabler yes in boot.plist and it will work, u dont need EFI String.


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Old 12-30-2009, 08:01 PM
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I have Nvidia 8600GT 256 MB, works excellent, just type graphicsenabler yes in boot.plist and it will work, u dont need EFI String.
Yea I to tried an old 8600GT, worked great with GraphicsEnabler, but I wanted
a new video card, so I got a GTS 250, it also works with GraphicsEnabler

Stick with Nvidia, and cards with two DVI ports, also avoid "OC editions"
factory overclocked and any other odd configurations
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:21 PM
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I had a Larger budeget than that, I wanted atleast a 1GB GPU enabled card.

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Old 12-31-2009, 12:00 PM
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I think the Radeon HD 4870 is the technically best you can currently get for easy use with OSx86.

As it's option for current MacPro it's device IDs are already part of the system, so it works just with graphics enabler or injector kext.

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:51 PM
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Thanx man, I'll look into it, I need to know if I can use my PCI-e video card as my main instead of my ATI Radeon 4200 HD onboard, Because it isent supported, my mainboard is a ASUS m4a785td-M EVO.

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Old 12-31-2009, 06:58 PM
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I was thinking about this card, Any input?
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2


http://game.amd.com/us-en/unlock_rad...870x2.aspx?p=1

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Old 12-31-2009, 11:58 PM
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I need to know if I can use my PCI-e video card as my main instead of my ATI Radeon 4200 HD onboard, Because it isent supported, my mainboard is a ASUS m4a785td-M EVO.
I replied to your other thread, yes you can 100%. I have done this when my onboard was not supported



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