Installing 2nd Graphics card to Mac Pro Tags: Configuration Rendering Mac Pro Graphics Cards Mac OS X Last response: January 10, 2013 4:49 PM in Mac Os X Share thermocoffee January 10, 2013 4:15:40 PM Quick question... If I were to install a 2nd graphics card, would it make rendering any faster in AE, Nuke, Final Cut, C4d, Smoke, Etc.? Any benefits? More about : installing 2nd graphics card mac pro Azn Cracker a b U Graphics card January 10, 2013 4:20:48 PM well does the motherboard support sli/crossfire? Might be better to just get one good graphics card depending on what you have right now. m 0 l thermocoffee January 10, 2013 4:25:27 PM I believe there's is no sli/crossfire support on macs. I have GTX 285 in my machine. I have another 285 laying around but before just installing it, I wanted to know if there were any benefits. m 0 l Related resources Can't access 2nd SSD drive or Optical Drive after installing new PSU/SLI graphics cards. - Forum Mac Pro G5 Graphics Card Needed - Forum New Mac Pro + Thunderbolt graphics card(for games) - Forum Installation 2nd graphic card - Forum Running Graphics Card in 2nd PCI-E slot on MSI X58 Pro-E - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer COLGeek a c 232 U Graphics card January 10, 2013 4:34:50 PM Some Mac Pros can certainly use 2 GPUs, but they don't CF/SLI like on PCs. What specific Mac Pro model are we talking about here? m 0 l thermocoffee January 10, 2013 4:38:24 PM Mac Pro (mid 2012) m 0 l COLGeek a c 232 U Graphics card January 10, 2013 4:44:06 PM As you can see here: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP652 The system will certainly support 2 GPUs (the options for 2 HD5770s is referred to). An additional GPU will let you drive more displays, but without CF/SLI I don't think you'll see a rendering boost by adding a second GPU. I would pose this question to an Apple forum to get a more definitive response. m 0 l thermocoffee January 10, 2013 4:45:43 PM Great! Thanks so much for your help! m 0 l COLGeek a c 232 U Graphics card January 10, 2013 4:49:35 PM You are most welcome! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can i access a mac pro which has a failed graphics card remotely? Forum Do I have a better choice for graphics Card Mac Pro 1st Generation ? Forum SolvedI need help installing mac os x snow leopard on my macbook pro 5,5 Forum SolvedWill the 2nd graphics card slot be as fast as the first? Forum Solved2nd graphics card improves performance without SLI or Crossfire bridge.... Forum Solveda 2nd graphics card Forum Solved2nd hand graphics card upgrade Forum SolvedBest graphics card compatible for mac with budget? Forum SolvedBF3 not detecting 2nd graphics card (intel HD4000 & AMD radeon 8750m) Forum Advice Please:- looking for free/low cost software for stress testing a 2nd hand graphics card is working as it should. Forum Solved2nd graphics card not recognized Forum graphics card won't work since installing xp pro upgrade Forum Solved2nd Graphics card not detected Forum Solved2nd Graphics card when crossfire wiring seems to shut off Forum SolvedWill spore run on my mac with my graphics card? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Mac Os X categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !