╙Mλgíċaℓ Ήøﻇσ╜ Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:41pm
a good graphic card for my mac?
can anyone point me in the right direction?

thx
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Jt Jul 29, 2013 @ 4:05pm 
About my mac-More info-Overview
Slow-pC Jul 30, 2013 @ 11:10am 
I'm sure most people would have to ask first... what type of mac and most answers will be none as most macs produced now are integrated into the machine.
Atlas Jul 30, 2013 @ 11:27am 
Well, it depends.

Do you have a desktop or laptop?
Laptop? Can't upgrade, because the chip will be soldered to the motherboard.
Desktop? The mac pro is the only one I know that you can easily upgrade, and even that is pretty limited. If you do have a mac pro, apparently most GTX 500/600 cards work, as well as the HD 5770/5870
ultra magnus Jul 30, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
in the near future, macs with thunderbolt can external GPUs via PCIe Chassis.
Jim Bond Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:06pm 
Last edited by Jim Bond; Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:13pm
╙Mλgíċaℓ Ήøﻇσ╜ Aug 1, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
thanks for the replies and sorry i have been pretty busy
but here r my specs, and i have a lap top

Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB
Software OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)

Jim Bond Aug 1, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
Originally posted by ╙Ϻλgíċaℓ Ήøﻇσ╜:
thanks for the replies and sorry i have been pretty busy
but here r my specs, and i have a lap top

Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB
Software OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)

:beatmeat:

So this is definitely not a Mac Pro, so you have no options in upgrading your gpu. I'll assume it's a MacBook Pro, please post the model identifier.

Your best bet for maximum performance out of that Mac is to always keep mac os up to date (that means get 10.9 Mavericks when it comes out); that's how to get the latest graphics drivers for OS X.

You could also bootcamp with the x64 versions of windows 7 or 8 and download the latest drivers from intel. games still run better in windows on like hardware.


╙Mλgíċaℓ Ήøﻇσ╜ Aug 1, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
ya its a macbook pro

and where is the model identifier at?

thanks for the reply
Jim Bond Aug 1, 2013 @ 6:34pm 
Benji Aug 2, 2013 @ 3:41am 
Gaming on a mac? HAHAHAHA
╙Mλgíċaℓ Ήøﻇσ╜ Aug 2, 2013 @ 8:05am 
Originally posted by Jim Bond:
Originally posted by ╙Ϻλgíċaℓ Ήøﻇσ╜:
ya its a macbook pro

and where is the model identifier at?

thanks for the reply
http://www.everymac.com/mac-identification/where-to-find-apple-model-identifiers-model-id-machine-model-for-identification.html

it is MacBookPro9,2
ColaExtremezFTW Aug 9, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
Reasonable gaming: AMD Radeon 6750 HD 512MB/1GB
All games maxed out with smooth fps: Nvidia GT 630 1GB/4GB
Best in world: AMD Radeon 7990 HD / Nvidia Geforce 690 GTX
Krashlocke Aug 11, 2013 @ 5:31am 
Originally posted by Benji:
Gaming on a mac? HAHAHAHA

Real clever on the "Steam for Mac" forum. Very original.

Seriously, though, OP. You bought a Macbook; you're locked in for hardware until Thunderbolt enclosures and external monitors somehow come into your budget. It's better to figure out what games will run well on the hardware you have. I game on a 13" Macbook Air with similar specs and I'm surprised at what runs at ~30FPS. I usually do a search before buying any big name titles.
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