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GTX 295 in Mac Pro?

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September 26, 2010 12:59:24 PM

I've already asked this in the Nvidia forum and they suggested I came over here..

I've got a Mac Pro dual quad xeon, running Snow Leopard 10.6.4 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a seperate bootcamp partition. It's all running like a dream, and I'm about to bin my other PC, as I really don't need it now if I have W7 running fine on the Mac.

My question: I have a GTX 295 in my PC and I'd love to try it in the Mac Pro. Can I just stick it in there and use the Bootcamp Nvida drivers?
If not, why not? Would it be a driver issue? Power? No-one seems to know..In what way is the GTX 285 that you can get as an upgrade for the Mac different from the 295, and would I just be better off selling the 295 and getting a proper "Mac" 285?

I have a 4850 in the Mac Pro which runs most of my games _ok_ in W7, but I want a bit more.
Thanks in advance


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October 13, 2010 8:40:45 AM

Thanks very much. Most helpful :) 
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October 20, 2010 7:33:01 AM

So, it seems it's not possible as OSX does mot yet support SLI
October 20, 2010 7:49:37 AM

osx doesnt support sli but 295 is pre slied so it is taken as one card
October 20, 2010 8:04:11 AM

The drivers for a 285 and 295 are the same, SLI is handled onboard the video card with a 295

The only real hickup is your psu, how many amps does it kick out on the 12v rail?