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EVGA 01G-P3-1080-TR GeForce GTX 285 for Mac 1GB 512-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • 240 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 512-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Daine C.
  • 7/16/2009 4:57:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Its a wonderful card for a mac pro, I do use my early 2008 mac pro 8x 3.2ghz for gaming in windows 7, it works great. i don't believe there is a game i cant play on somewhat high settings. I have two 21" 1080P monitors this card makes them really stand out on leopard and windows.

Cons: I got my Mac Pro over other work stations For two reasons, 1st to be able to have run OS X without "hackintoshing" it, and 2nd for how quite it is, unfortunately sometimes when using Applications that are GPU intense you can hear a buzzing noise from the card, which im sure Apple or evga will help me with.

Other Thoughts: Some Driver issues with Sims 3 in leopard that i have high hopes will be worked out very soon. I also have a GT120 in my mac that runs my physX for games in windows and it really lets the card use its full potential.

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  • Brad R.
  • 7/15/2009 8:18:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mac video card

Pros: I purchased this card as an upgrade for a 2009 Mac Pro over the options that Apple offers. I have owned EVGA graphics cards in the past for the PC and have been fairly pleased with their performance. I am a 3D animator and consider this to be a fairly economic alternative to the Quadro VF 4800 for anyone that isn't on an unlimited budget. It has performed fairly well in any programs that I have that use Open GL and I haven't had any problems with it yet on the Mac side. I don't own many games for the Mac, especially ones that would tax the graphics processor, so I can't comment on that. However, I have run a number of games on Vista 64-bit through Boot Camp and have been fairly pleased with its performance on that side.

Cons: Only on the Vista 64 bit side: I have had a number of blue screens of death while running Crysis on high settings. I turned down a few key settings and the crashes stopped for a while. However, I won't take any eggs off due to the fact that it was running on a non-native operating system.

Other Thoughts: Great piece of hardware over the stock card that comes with the Mac Pro. I've been pleased with the purchase. I've kept my old card, though, and installed it in the second PCI slot just in case I want to add a third monitor some day. It is also nice to keep around just in case my hard drive fails and I have to reload OSX since the drivers for this card do not come with the OSX install.

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  • Benjamin H.
  • 7/8/2009 10:06:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggswatch out sims3 players,

Pros: super fast, easy to install and setup. big improvement over the 2600 that was originally in "the Beast". improved performance in C&C and SPORE. can output to two 30" cinema displays without having to buy a $99 adaptor.

Cons: way too expensive for a video card, i have built PCs that cost less. tech support is unimpressive.

Other Thoughts: freezes up the sims3 when trying to load town, contacted evga tech support, they blamed EA, contacted EA, they blamed evga. still dealing with both supports. this video card is totally worth 5 eggs, but still having problems.

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  • Donald G.
  • 7/5/2009 1:22:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery fast Video card

Pros: The fastest video card available for the Mac.

Cons: If you are replacing a defective ATI 2600 XT be prepared to be annoyed. You absolutely have to have the drivers loaded PRIOR to installing the card. This is an absolutely ridiculous issue that is unforgivable. You also have to have OS X 10.5.7 on your computer. As of 7/5/09 there is no work around. You can't boot up in safe mode, you can't boot your machine as a hard disk and upload the driver from another computer. The guy at the genius bar at the apple store tried everything. EVGA had no options when I called.

Two solutions I am aware of.
1. buy another 2600 XT card then load nvidia drivers. Now you can either sell the card or keep the second for a spare.
2. Have apple techs install their card temporarily and install drivers for you for a tidy fee of $75 plus tax.
After spending $449 for a video card I found that to be insult to injury but my only option to get my computer back quickly.

Other Thoughts: If you have an early 2008 or 2009 Mac pro this card will work. It will not work on older units because this card will not work in a 32 bit system. Please be aware of this issue before purchasing.

I strongly suggest anybody that owns a Mac Pro with the Piece of junk ATI 2600 XT card to upgrade NOW. They fail like crazy and are basically JUNK.

Should your Hard drive fail you will NOT be able to just reload OS X you will get caught in this loop like I did. A simple back up and time machine will not help you. For this reason I suggest buying a second hard drive and using RAID 1 (Mirroring). You don't need anything special, just the same size HD as your main and use Apple's software raid built in.

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  • Robert R.
  • 6/30/2009 2:30:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEVGA GTX 285 Mac Edition

Pros: Nice card, quick & fast, super quiet. Replacement for my 8800GT. (which I have for sale)

Cons: Lets see how things go, just got it. Load the drivers first before installing card! You always pay more for mac anything edition - no surprise for me, I've been a Mac user for 16 years.

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  • Patrick T.
  • 6/25/2009 7:56:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot for Pro Applications as stated by Apple.

Pros: Very capable card. Low on noise level. Maintains 30 fps in Crysis with all settings to High, within Windows 7 environment.

Video performance within FCP is very good, no drop frames visible. Photoshop performance is good as well.

Easy installation. Cheap.

Cons: This is not a Pro App card, it is still nothing more than a gaming card. Do not let Apple fool you. If you are going to doing any 3D work outside of Cinema 4D and Poser, do not get this card. Maya 2009 performance is horrible, artifacting within windows, worse then the ATI 2600 that came with the machine by default. Backculling is terrible as well. Marquee selection creates artifacts as well, and numbers will dissappear upon scrolling within windows.

Other Thoughts: I am using the latest drivers from EVGA's site, which is of 2-3 weeks old. I am ordering the Quadro FX 4800. Yes it is $1200 more, but I am not going to sit here and get frustrated when my Attribute windows are not appearing correctly in the viewport.

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  • Jason S.
  • 6/24/2009 10:05:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Quiet, Powerful, does exactly what I wanted it to do. Works great in Mac and Windows via bootcamp.

Cons: Price. As stated before, and any mac owner knows, it's not right charging way more on the same product for PC. It's internet robbery!

Other Thoughts: I just wish it was cheaper, then I would get another. or just not feel so guilty getting one in the first place. But the performance boom was substantial. Definitely recommend!

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  • Eugene F.
  • 6/24/2009 8:16:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't Work w/ Mac Pro 1,1

Pros: I'm sure its a great card

Cons: Doesn't seem to work with the first Intel Mac Pro's.
Mac Pro 1,1 in about this mac
Problem: Installer says it will not work with this model.

Other Thoughts: Calling EVGA tomorrow to see if they just forgot to write support for the first edition Mac Pro. Will update soon

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  • robert B.
  • 6/20/2009 8:30:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsinstall drivers first!

Pros: Love the card. Quiet, powerful, and no problems in bootcamp.

Cons: price. but what the heck I bought a Mac.

Other Thoughts: I swapped this card into slot 1 and put the GT120 into slot two. When I booted the machine it told me I had to restart..over and over. I removed the card and put the GT120 back into slot 1 and successfully booted the mac. I then installed the GTX285 drivers, powered off reinstalled the GTX in slot 1 and the GT120 in slot two and the machine fired right up. Both cards work in OSX and bootcamp each driving a syncmaster 2343BWX at max rez

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/12/2009 12:42:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood to Go

Pros: Surprisingly quieter and undeniably faster than both the 8800GT and 2600HD I had in my MP. Installation was easy, both the driver install and the physical installation of the card. Came with two 6 Pin PCI-E power cables.

Cons: Price, just because it's going into a mac doesn't mean it has to cost more than it's PC counterpart.

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