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NVIDIA to launch "Maxwell" based GTX 960 graphics card this month

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I know it's a bit late, but a -no-zp additional bootflag is what temporarily fixed that problem for me so that I could get in and reinstall stuff. Not sure why it happens and why that fixes it.
 
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GTX 760 is fully supported by Mac OSX and got a fair decent amount of power computing.

The 960 is a bit more powerful (GTX 770 ± 10%), heats much less as well as it draws less power but required OSX 10.10 and NV Web Drivers.

I would recommend the 960 because the installation of the NV Web Drivers is pretty straightforward and the GPU is virtually silent even under full charge which was not the case of the 760 (I have a tiny, open and without sound dampening case).

But if you want your graphic card to work OOB, go with a 760.
 
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Thanks for your reply eebec.
I'm still confused because I saw that the EVGA GEFORCE GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ has 128 bit (memory bit width), but the 760 has 256bit.

What do you think about that?
 
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That's right, the GTX 960 (all model) have a 128 bits bus but it embeds good compression algorithms and if you don't intend to use it on another res than 1080p it should be fine.


You should read review articles, they often explain in-depth the new maxwell architecture and address the 128 bits "issue".
 

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That's right, the GTX 960 (all model) have a 128 bits bus but it embeds good compression algorithms and if you don't intend to use it on another res than 1080p it should be fine.


You should read review articles, they often explain in-depth the new maxwell architecture and address the 128 bits "issue".

There is an interesting article on bit-tech ... http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2015/01/28/is-nvidia-s-gtx-960-a-disappointment/

My interest is that I own three GTX 760 cards and was wondering if I had made a mistake in purchasing the last one.

Good modding,
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My Benchmark on Feb 23rd 2015: OS 10.10.2 (14C109)

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Here are my benchmarks for Windows 8.1 and Yosemite 10.10.2:
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Although in Windows with Direct3D11 it got a score of 1500. But everything seems to be in working order! Note: I'm using iMac 14, 2 to get everything working.
 

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@neilhart: if what's matter for you is the performance/price ratio than the 760 is a pretty good deal. However if power consumption and noise are also really important, you should have gone with the 960. Thought it is sure a bit more pricy, you got a virtually silent card (at least with the MSI) and roughly -40 watts (and so less heat).
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm building my first mackintosh but I'm looking for a good 960 card for OS X 10.10
and also could someone leave some steps on how the got everything working with a 960 if anyone has done so

Thanks:D:thumbup:
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm building my first mackintosh but I'm looking for a good 960 card for OS X 10.10
and also could someone leave some steps on how the got everything working with a 960 if anyone has done so

Thanks:D:thumbup:
While I haven't bought a GTX 960, yet, I can give you some compatibility tips for early adopters. Pick a card that has same outputs as the nVidia Reference Graphics card because, when Apple does support it in OS X, it will base its drivers on the Reference Card.

I've had good luck with EVGA and Gigabyte graphics cards working OOB in OS X or, as in the case of the GTX 750 Ti, using the nVidia Web drivers.
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm building my first mackintosh but I'm looking for a good 960 card for OS X 10.10
and also could someone leave some steps on how the got everything working with a 960 if anyone has done so

Thanks:D:thumbup:
+1 Stork.

I will add that you will find some answer to your questioning and user feedback all along this topic. ;)
 
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