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Friday, March 13th, 2009 Author: Our back room gurus tested the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 and the ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards from the early 2009 Mac Pro in the 800MHz and 667MHz Mac Pro models with varying success. The quick results are: GT120 functions, in both ports, in 800MHz Mac Pro.
Mac Pro ‘800MHz Memory Bus Models: ———- 4870 – Works A-OK via its DVI port. No-go via the miniDisplay Port.
GT120 – Works like a champ with both DisplayPort and DVI Port. Mac Pro ‘667MHZ Memory Bus Models: ———— No go with either of Video Cards from the new Mac Pros. We’ll have more details later, but there’s a preliminary first look summary. If you have an 800MHz Mac Pro now – the GT120 ought to become a nice option all around And the 4870 maybe too for those wanting that super video performance while not needing it to support two displays.
Update note 3/17/09 should note that testing was done under OS X 10.5.6 and was done with a Mini DisplayPort straight into a new display.UPDATE 8/27/10 We tested the Radeon 5870 and 5770 graphics cards with all model year (2006-2010) Mac Prossee the results at! I’m having a serious issue i bought the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Graphics Upgrade Kit for the Mac Pro this is the Mac Pro i have Quad-core processing Two 2.0GHz, Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors Intel Core microarchitecture 4MB of shared L2 cache per processor (8MB total) 128-bit SSE3 vector engine 64-bit data paths and registers Energy efficiency optimization I had a NVida GForce 8800gt i replaced it with another NVIDA GFORCE 800 GT and i can not get it to display an image what can i do? Need help I was replaceing a card that was giving me issue the Nvidia Gforce.
Installed a new retail Apple Nvidia GT 120 in a 2008 Mac Pro Dual Quad 3.2 GHz and it works fine with 10.6.2. It’s running a 30″ Apple display (about 3.5 years old now) and it’s doing okay. Cisco vpn client for mac 10.6 download. I’m using the dual-link DVI port.
The stock 8800 GT had the “dancing pixels” issue. Forcing the display to sleep and then waking it up cleared up the pixel issue.
The GT 120 did the same thing on its first boot. During the last day and several reboots later, no dancing pixels. Nvidia GT 120 does appear slower than Nvidia 8800 GT.
I bought the 3870 mac & pc edition 667mhz first gen mac pro. Card worked fine initially fan on it ran constantly, and card cooked itself in under 30 days.
It’s currently being RMA’d while I decide if i want my money back, an exchange, or an upgrade to the 4870. In my opinion this card should have had a dual slot cooler, exhausting heat out the back. The 1 slot design works against the case cooling design, and ends up recirculating hot air onto the GPU in an endless cycle. While the 4870 reportedly works, paying apple $400+ for a $180 card to put in a 2 year old computer doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.
Hey guys, im running gt120 on mac pro 2008 + snow leopard. Everything works like a charm including mini DP. However i noticed that when i put mac pro to sleep i get a little white horizontal line (random places at different times ) on the screen. And also when i wake the computer i get a white line in the bottom right. Apple replaced my gt120 but no luck same problem.
So i was wondering if anyone else had this with gt120 (in 2008 mac pro) and ACD 20″ please let me know. (ive tried on dvi and also with the miniDP->dvi adapter) please let me know. My latest adventures with my frankenpro I have a mac pro 1,1 667 mhz 12GB RAM. X 1900 will not work in it but no matter since that has to go back to work. My 9600 card ( I belive. NVidia renames this to gt120 if I flash up).