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Question: Can you Upgrade the Graphics Card on a Mac (2009)

Is it possible to upgrade the Graphics Card To a ’metal’ compatible card and which card is best to use

I have a Mac from late 2009

iMac, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 1, 2018 2:06 AM in response to Georgeray1 In response to Georgeray1

Yes, of course. Hmmm, when i remember correctly, a grafic card must be "open GL 4.4 or better" to be metal compatibel (hello experts, am i correct?).

IN my mp 2010 i have a geforce gtx 980 ti ( GeForce GTX 980 Ti | Specifications | GeForce ) that is open gl 4.5, and i have the metal demo https://github.com/nickzman/rainingcubes succesfully running under 10.13.3.

Ask at http://www.macvidcards.com/ which of their cards is metal compatible, and compatible to your mp 2009. They have a wide variety from low cost up to high end.

greetings from germany


added: i am assuming you are talking of a MAC PRO 2009.

Mar 1, 2018 2:06 AM

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