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Latest Nvidia GPUs to Work on Lion

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Got an older computer that can run Lion.
Just wondering what the last Nvidia GPUs are to work on Lion are.
Not sure if this belongs in buying advice or here. Feel free to move if it's out of place.
 

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Look at this older buyer's guide to get some ideas what will work. Most of these will still even have support through Catalina if you want to upgrade from Lion later. After Catalina support will likely be dropped. The GTX 700 series cards are the best choices from these older Kepler cards. Get one used on Ebay if you can.

 
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Look at this older buyer's guide to get some ideas what will work. Most of these will still even have support through Catalina if you want to upgrade from Lion later. After Catalina support will likely be dropped. The GTX 700 series cards are the best choices from these older Kepler cards. Get one used on Ebay if you can.

Would a 610 work?
I don't see it in the guide, but it is Kepler architecture.

Also, anything I should avoid?
I'm seeing cards with 1GB of memory and 2GB of memory for the same GPU. Not sure if this is something to stay away from or if its fine to use.
 
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Would a 610 work?
I don't see it in the guide, but it is Kepler architecture.
I don't remember it having support in Lion but it's worth a try. Whether cards are 1 or 2 GB of vram shouldn't make any difference.
 
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I don't remember it having support in Lion but it's worth a try. Whether cards are 1 or 2 GB of vram shouldn't make any difference.
Hey, I got a 610 and the OEM system wouldn't get past the BIOS splash screen. I'm looking into a 500 series, but I'm not sure which/what will work. Will any 500 series work or is there a specific requirement?

I can't find a link for 2010.
 
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I'm looking into a 500 series, but I'm not sure which/what will work. Will any 500 series work or is there a specific requirement?
These are the 500 series cards that were in the BG back in about 2011. See if you can find one in good condition or just get an HD3000 CPU.

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