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8800 GT Card Availability for 2006 Mac Pros?
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SierraDragon
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Mar 17, 2008, 10:58 PM
 
I am repurposing a 2006 Mac Pro for Aperture. A while back nVidia announced that 8800 GT graphics cards would be made available with drivers for 2006 MPs. Does anyone know any details on availability?

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Mar 18, 2008, 03:43 AM
 
I haven't seen anything about it since the comment from the nVidia rep that they were indeed working on a hybrid firmware to support EFI32 in addition to EFI64. Depending on the complexity and priority it could be quite a while before the updated card (or update for existing card, if you have a 2008 Mac Pro to flash it in) is released.
     
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Mar 18, 2008, 03:51 PM
 
Thanks Mark! It looks like I will go with an HD 2600 XT for now.

Apple shows the 8800GT as much preferable, Apple - Mac Pro - Technology - Graphics but tests by BareFeats 2008 Mac Pro - Motion 3 - render of RAM Previews x 16 suggest that the HD 2600 XT may be about as good. But I know the 7300 is poor for Aperture so I need to buy now.

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