Mac Pro :: Will Apple Be Updating It With Updated Graphic Cards Such As The Nvidia GTX 680

Mar 24, 2012

I'm looking to buy my first Mac Pro and I'm very excited about it! I haven't bought it yet because i'm waiting for Apple to upgrade their current graphics cards that are available in the current line up. The ATI Radeon HD 5770 or the ATI Radeon HD 5870. Altough they are very good graphic cards,I feel that they are very outdated. Would there be any chance of Apple upgrading their current line up to Nvidia GTX 680? 

Mac Pro

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Software :: Comparing NVIDIA Graphic Cards Of My PC And The New MacBook ?

Nov 22, 2009

I have a Windows XP, and on it, I sometimes play FPS (First Person Shooter) Games. The ones I play (*if you want to know which ones, I posted them below*) run OK on my current computer. Since my computer itself is quite slow, I decided to buy the new MacBook soon (Not MacBook Pro or Air, because I am still a student, and that would be too expensive for me)
My current PC has the Graphic Card [NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE] on it, while the new MacBook has [NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G] on it (Apple calls it [NVIDIA GeForce 9400M]).

I was wondering if I could still play my FPS Games on the MacBook, so my main Question is:

- Which of the two above named NVIDIA Graphic Card is better? and a sub-question:

- Is the better one better in all things?

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Mac Pro :: How To Set Up Two Graphic Cards On OS 10.6

Feb 1, 2012

I need to set up the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 for the GUI and leave my ATI Radeon HD 4870 for GPU.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Pro :: Two Graphic Cards Works Together?

Dec 29, 2008

I just bought a new MacPro last week (and really love it). I asked the people at the store to replace the standard graphic card with the Nvidia GeForce 8800.Apparently they 'forgot' to take out the original ATI Radeon card.Reading through the forum I found out that the two cards don't work together. No sweat, since I originally only wanted (and paid for) the Nvidia.

Here's my question: which card does my mac actually use? Does it always use the better Nvidia card? Should I take the ATI Radeon card out, or leave it there just in case I ever want to use 4 monitors?

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MacBook :: Hd Space, Cpu And Graphic Cards

May 22, 2009

My friend recently argued with me about how stupid I was being about selling my Dell XPS for a less featured MacBook. His standing argument was that Apple gets away with murder - and by that he was arguing that they manage to sell hardware that is subpar by todays standards (hd space, cpu and graphic cards) that you could always find considerably cheaper laptops with good builds with much more impressive hardware and features.The argument over just the OS was starting to haunt me. I knew this before I had decided to return to OSX...but, egh...I guess it would be nice for Apple to deliver offerings that are more common place on the hardware side of things...

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OS X :: SL With UMBPs - Can Use Dual Graphic Cards

Aug 16, 2009

Can anyone confirm or deny if the ability to switch between the Nvidia 9400m and 9600m GT without having to relog is included with the latest build of SL?

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IMac :: Using Aperture 3 - Graphic Cards?

Aug 17, 2010

If you are running Aperture 3 on a new iMac, please let us know your impressions. I'm specifically interested in learning if the i5's quads with 1G graphics cards are significantly better than the i3's.

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Hardware :: Graphic Cards Not Have Significant Lables?

Feb 15, 2010

I have 3 Graphic Cards...all from Macs....but they dont have any significant marking or lables on them....only serial can i find out what kind or how fast they are?

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Mac Pro :: Finding List Of Working Pc Graphic Cards On Mp 3,1?

Jun 16, 2010

The thing is that when I use the card for 3D or gaming it sounds like a taking off airplane. From 0 to 30 seconds the card increases the fan speed/sound. I clean my macpro about 3 or 4 times a year, even my card but, honestly, I have never open the black cover the nvidia has for avoiding a disaster...

Ok I just want to know the best (or at least a better) graphic card. If it is a PC card, how could I make it work in my Macpro...

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PowerPC :: Best Graphic Cards For Powermac G5, Dual 2.5 Ghz From 2004?

Aug 13, 2008

I have a powermac G5, dual 2.5 ghz from 2004. I was wondering what the best graphics card upgrades are. I currently have an nvidia Geforce 6800 ultra, but I really want something with more vram

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Mac Pro :: SLI Under Windows - Enabled Nvidia Cards

Mar 4, 2009

So it was my understanding that all the mac pro motherboards have supported SLI, only that it does not work under OSX. Do you need to have special SLI enabled nvidia cards or would the stock 120GTs work? ie, if you were to purchase it with 4 120GTs would they all work using SLI under windows? Just throwing it out there as I a) don't have the cash to buy 4 and b) I much rather have a fast 4870 that works in both mac and windows.

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MacBook Pro :: System Freezes On Low Graphic Games / Update Nvidia Drivers?

Apr 17, 2007

I have a macbook pro
Model Identifier:MacBookPro5,5
Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed:2.53 GHz
Memory: 4 GB

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M:

Chipset Model:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
VRAM (Total):256 MB
Vendor:NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID:0x0863
Revision ID:0x00b1
ROM Revision:3427

It is incredible slow - freezes constantly unless on very low graphics in games like World of Warcraft so i'm assuming i need to upload graphics. So i went to the Nvidia website, and tried to update driver by following steps correctly, selecting the correct options, etc and it said it couldn't update for my system..How do i update my software so i can play without freezing?

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Hardware :: Mac Pro: Stock Graphics Cards To The NVIDIA 8800?

Sep 11, 2008

Has anybody upgraded their Mac Pro's stock graphics card to the NVIDIA card?

Does it make a big difference?

I'm playing way to much X3 Reunion at the moment, and I've noticed that the graphics on the PC screenshots look a lot better than what my Mac Pro produces. I don't know if it's a Cider thing, or simply down to the stock graphics card in the Mac Pro being a bit pants?

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Hardware :: Looking For NVIDIA 7800 Graphics Cards For Powermac G5?

Sep 23, 2005

I have been trying to determine if NVIDIA is planning on offering the 7800 series for the PowerMac G5, but have been unable to find any information on my seareches so far. Does anyone know if this is or will be the case shortly?

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MacBook Pro :: Supported NVIDIA Graphics Cards For GPU Acceleration?

Jul 6, 2012

I want ask abut Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration

- GeForce GTX 285
- Quadro FX 4800
- Quadro 4000  

which model of MacBook Pro have it ?

I need it for video editing by adobe premiere pro. 

iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Windows On Mac :: Updated Nvidia 9400m Macbook Video Drivers

Apr 4, 2009

You can get updated Nvidia Drivers for you Macbook here:

For XP:[URL]

For Vista:[URL]

It has updated 'forceware' and installs without problems. I noticed better performance in games than i was getting with the stock apple drivers. These are for the new late 2008 aluminum Macbooks with the geforce 9400m chipset.

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Windows On Mac :: Updating Nvidia Drivers On Boot Camp?

Apr 13, 2010

So I want to update my graphics card driver to see if that will help but for one I cant find which drivers to download and the ones I have downloaded don't work just saying that they cant find compatible hardware for the drivers.

I don't know if its anything to do with boot camp or its just me not knowing how to update drivers properly but can someone point me in the right direction?

I'm running Windows XP SP3 32bit, on my iMac. The graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 9400, no M or GT as far as i can tell. Boot Camp version is 2.0 or 2.1 cant remember.

I tried the nvidia website but it doesn't have that model listed so i don't know which one to download, and the ones i did download, as i say just said they couldn't find compatible hardware.

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Install Games / Updating Nvidia Drivers For Windows 7

Dec 11, 2009

i have the following question: i installed windows 7 on my mbp but i have problems with a lot of games that i want to install, so i think that i have to update my drivers. if i install the drivers from the nvidia site for windows 7, will they mess up my nvidia drivers on my osx part of my mbp?

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ITunes :: 'Apple ID Disabled' But Reauthorized Mac And Updated And Confirmed Apple ID

Mar 28, 2012

My Apple ID is in good standing (or else I wouldn't be posting in this community).But when I try to make a purchase in iTunes, it stops me saying that my Apple ID has been disabled..This has been going on all day, so it's not a matter of waiting for the system to update with my new email address (I wouldn't think).I've tried authorizing this computer for iTunes, and it is already authorized.What else should I try?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Updating Nvidia Drivers / Normal Software Update Or Manual Update From Site?

Jul 13, 2005

I was wondering whether to update the nvidia drivers from time to time, is this done through and included in the normal 'software update' from the top-left apple menu bar or do I have to go to the nvidia site and manually update each time?

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MacBook Pro :: Apple Store Is Not In Cards

Apr 16, 2012

so I have a mid 2010 2.66 i7 MBP, and the hard drive failed today (I have it back up running off an external HD). I called Applecare and Apple all but demanded I drive 3+ hours to an Apple store to get it looked at.Spending a day driving and at an Apple store is not in the cards.I asked they just ship me a new HDD and I'll put it in, but they don't want to do that.I will have to ship the laptop back to ??? and wait until they send it back.Is this common?I have used Applecare before with a new MBP years ago and they just shipped me a replacement.This MBP is near my replacement cycle, but I'm not ready yet.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Keep Many Apple Computers Updated

Mar 28, 2012

As time passed, we have many, many computers around our institution. At some point, users were able to update their individual software without admin assistants. However, we have changed the policy, and users can't do this anymore. Therefore, is there an easy way to push updates to multiple apple computers? The apps that need to be updated include:

1. Apple OS

2. Individual Applications

3. Apple Firmware

If you could list what product works best, and if Apple does have a in-house solution.

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Mac Pro :: Can Putting In GFX Cards - HDD's - SuperDrives - RAM Void My Apple Warranty

May 31, 2009

I'm putting in the NVidia GeForce GTX 285 1GB, some internal HDD's, a SuperDrive, 8GB apple-spec RAM, etc.. etc...I'm wondering if for any reason something goes wrong with my machine, and I need a replacement, or for whatever reason I need to contact apple about help for my machine.. if they can turn around and say "You modified your Mac Pro" it's no longer under warranty? I think they're designed for US to do this stuff?

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Windows On Mac :: Apple Updated Bootcamp Drivers?

Aug 1, 2010

Did they update the video driver for the 27" iMac so it did not have the "gradient problem"? I am wanting to get a 27" again but only if they have fixed this problem.

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Hardware :: Nvidia 320M GPU Made Especially For Apple's New 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apr 13, 2010

While the GeForce GT 330M featured in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros has already been found in competing notebook PCs, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro sports the Nvidia 320M, a graphics processor created just for Apple.

An Nvidia spokesperson told AppleInsider Tuesday that the new 320M was made especially for Apple, and is the successor to the GeForce 9400M, introduced in 2008. The 320M is an integrated graphics chipset for notebooks based on Intel's Core 2 Duo line of processors.

According to, the 320M does not have dedicated graphics memory, but uses shared memory for the system for its graphics processing, giving it poorer performance than a GPU with dedicated memory. The 320M (not to be confused with the GeForce GT 320M) is based on the GT216 core, and offers 48 shader cores.

The report said the gaming performance of the 320M should be comparable to, but slightly better than, a 310M. The 320M also supports PureVideo HD for high definition decoding within the GPU. The processor can also be used to encode videos.

In announcing its new line of MacBook Pros on Tuesday, Apple revealed that the GeForce 320M GPU offers up to 80 percent faster graphics processing. It also helps the 13-inch MacBook Pro achieve 10 hours of battery life. Apple called the 320M the "fastest integrated graphics processor on the market."

The 13-inch model also includes faster Core 2 Duo processors, reaching speeds up to 2.66GHz and featuring a 1066MHz frontside bus with 3MB of shared L2 cache.

Featured on the 15- and 17-inch models is the 330M, which Apple said is more than twice as fast as the low-end 320M. Apple said the GT 330M "provides smooth, crisp on-screen graphics for the most demanding 3D games, creative software and technical applications."

The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros also include automatic graphics switching, which Apple has dubbed a "breakthrough" technology. It allows the system to switch graphics processors on the fly, giving users performance when they need it and better battery efficiency when they don't. AppleInsider first revealed Apple was planning dual graphics technology in its future MacBook Pros in February.

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Intel Mac :: Game Keeps Flashing After Updated Apple Software?

Apr 30, 2012

Last night I played Skyrim on my iMac and it was fine, but I updated my Software and now when I open it the screen goes black and the game only appears on the bottom left corner and it keeps flashing..

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Reinstall Updated Drivers For My Apple Wired Keyboard?

May 29, 2012

I have a Macpro 1.1 running Lion 10.7.4 and I the apple wired keyboard with numeric keypad that isn't working. I am looking for the updated drivers to reinstall.

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Yosemite :: SMS Messages Not Working After Updated Apple ID Password

Dec 3, 2014

The messages app on my Mac would work great with iMessages and SMS working, then today I had to update my apple id for security reasons and since then the messages app doesn't send sms anymore. Ive tried signing out and back in with the new password, restarting my computer, and even a few things in the settings of my iPhone 6+ and nothing seems to work. Some of my contacts that I can not message are tagged in red when they where not before I updated my apple id password

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Mac Pro :: NVIDIA Quadro 4000 For Support Apple Cinema 30" Display?

May 19, 2012

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac support Apple Cinema 30" display?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Aperture :: Updating To 3.4.3 - Update Unavailable With This Apple ID

Dec 1, 2014

I have a late 2009 MacPro 27". I just updated to Yosemite and found out that my current version of Aperture (3.4.3) will not work with with OX 10. When I go to the app store to update Aperture, i get a message stating: "Update unavailable with this Apple ID." 

I never changed my Apple ID and don't understand why I am getting this message.

Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10)

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