NVIDIA Graphic cards for Hackintosh

If you building a Hackintosh graphic card is one of most important hardware. Careful need to choose right graphic card for your build, each graphic card have different range of options. Many Graphic cards are compatible with OS X but not all Graphics are native supported from OS X. With Native supported graphic cards i mean don’t need some additional fixes to get the graphic card working in OS X. Most recommended graphic cards are NVIDIA because in most cases they are native supported or just request installing of NVIDIA web driver for Mac from NVIDIA website to get the graphic card working.

Here is a list with latest NVIDIA graphic cards compatible with OS X.


EVGA GT 740

Accelerate your entire PC experience with a new EVGA GeForce GT 740 graphics card. Enjoy all your videos and pictures at HD resolutions, with 10X faster video editing, 13X faster photo editing, and 9X faster web browsing compared to integrated graphics. Plus, experience 4X faster gaming performance that makes all your gameplay richer and smoother. You can even tap into GeForce Experience to automatically get the latest drivers and optimize game settings with a single click. The EVGA GeForce GT 740 is everything you love, a whole lot faster.

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  • EVGA GT 740 – 10X faster video editing, 13X faster photo editing, 9X faster web browsing, and 4X faster gaming performance compared to integrated graphics.
  • Base Clock: 1059 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 1334 MHz Effective
  • CUDA Cores: 384
  • Memory Detail: 2048MB DDR3
  • Memory Bit Width 128 Bit / Memory Bandwidth: 21.35 GB/s
  • Recommended PSU: 400W or greater power supply

Gigabyte GTX 750

The GeForce GTX 750 was the first Nvidia GPU to use Nvidia’s new, energy-efficient Maxwell architecture, which replaces the previous Kepler designs. The company claims that each Maxwell core can deliver greater performance than an equivalent Kepler core, as well as twice the performance per watt.

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The standard clock for the GeForce GTX 750 is 1,020 MHz, with a turbo clock up to 1,085 MHz, and GDDR5 memory running at 5 GHz. With a 128-bit memory bus, the memory bandwidth is 80 GiB/s. However, the Gigabyte GV-N750OC-1GI comes with a small factory overclock: its GPU works at 1,059 MHz with a maximum turbo clock of 1,137 MHz (a 3.8% overclocking). The memory, on the other hand, is still accessed at 5 GHz.

Specs:

  • Ultra Durable 2 Series
  • OC Edition : Base 1059MHz/Boost 1137MHz
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI2
  • Support PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • System power supply requirement: 400W
  • Supports 4K at60Hz via two HDMI

Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti OC

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC features a base clock speed of 1033MHz and a Boost clock speed of 1111MHz. It’s a tad higher compared to the reference speed which is 1020MHz and 1085MHz respectively. It is built with 1GB GDDR5 memory running on a 128-bit memory interface.

 

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It supports PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface, Dual-link DVI-I and DVI-D ports, and 2x HDMI ports. It also requires that you have at least a 400w power supply, and unlike other GeForce GTX 750 Ti (including the reference one) Gigabyte’s GTX 750 Ti requires you to connect the graphics card with a 6-pin PCIE power connector.

Even though this is just a mid-range budget friendly graphics card, it can support 4K display at 60Hz speeds via two HDMI ports for desktop and multimedia use. But when it comes to gaming with 4K display, don’t expect to get decent frame rates (even playable frame rates) with a GTX 750 Ti. The GV-N75TOC-1GI also features the company’s renowned WindForce 2X GPU cooler providing a much better cooling performance compared to the reference one.

Specs:

  • OC Edition – Core Clock: Base 1033MHz / Boost 1111MHz (Standard- Base:1020MHz Boost:1085MHz)
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 1GB GDDR5 memory and 128-bit memory interface
  • The vendor SKU for this item is GV-N75TOC-1GI
  • Ultra Durable 2 Series
  • OC Edition – Core Clock: 1033MHz/1111MHz
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI2
  • Support PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • System power supply requirement: 400W
  • Supports 4K at60Hz via two HDMI

 


Gigabyte GTX 950

The base clock from a reference-class GTX 950 is 1024MHz with a typically GPU Boost frequency of 1188MHz. Gigabyte’s Xtreme Gaming card sports a 1203MHz frequency typically able to hit 1405MHz.

Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming is the company’s top offering equipped with GM206-250. It employs a custom PCB design, the familiar Windforce cooling solution and a highly overclocked processor that was cherry-picked by the company’s GPU Gauntlet sorting process

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The GTX 950 Xtreme is equipped with a dual-fan Windforce cooler to keep the on-board components running coolly. Gigabyte has been using the same fan design for some time now, and it’s proven effective. Each blade has a triangular protrusion in front of a row of five indented strips. Gigabyte says this design greatly reduces air turbulence and increases cooling capacity. Air traveling through the fans passes over the sink’s horizontal slats, which helps cool the two 6mm copper heat pipes that directly contact the GPU and pass through the sink in opposing directions. The voltage circuitry doesn’t touch the main sink; however, Gigabyte installs a separate heat sink on the VRM to cool it as well.

  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 2GB GDDR5 memory and 128-bit memory interface
  • Boost:1266 MHz/ Base:1089 MHz in OC Mode
    Boost:1241 MHz/ Base: 1064 MHz in Gaming Mode
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / Dual-link DVI-D / HDMI / DisplayPort
  • Recommended system power supply requirement: 350W (with one 6-pin external power connector)
  • The vendor SKU for this item is GV-N950OC-2GD

 

 

 


Gigabyte GTX 950 Windforce

The GTX 950 WINDFORCE from GIGABYTE is a non reference GTX 950 with a base clock of 1102 MHz, contributing to the maximum boost clock of 1279 MHz. Memory clock is also overclocked at 6610 MHz (1652 MHz). With those specifications, GIGABYTE is pressing that this card will deliver 41% to 100% improvements in frames per second at the most popular MOBA games around and those figures were based on 1440P WQHD and 4K UHD tests with playable frame rates.

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  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 2GB GDDR5 memory and 128-bit memory interface
  • Boost:1317 MHz/ Base:1127 MHz in OC Mode
    Boost:1279 MHz/ Base: 1102 MHz in Gaming Mode
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / Dual-link DVI-D / HDMI / DisplayPort
  • Recommended system power supply requirement: 350W (with one 6-pin external power connector)
  • The vendor SKU for this item is GV-N950WF2OC-2GD

EVGA GTX 960 Super Clocked

The GeForce GTX 960 card that we are taking a look at today is the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB model that is sold under part number 04G-P4-3966-KR.  The card ships with an accessory budle that includes a 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe power adapter, a DVI-to-VGA adapter, poster, stickers, and the driver disc. This card features the NVIDIA GM206 Maxwell GPU (fully enabled with 1024 CUDA Cores) with a base clock of 1279 MHz and a boost clock of 1342 MHz. The 4GB of GDDR5 memory comes set to 1753 MHz or 7010 MHz effective. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 reference card is clocked at 1127 MHz base, 1178 MHz boost and has the memory clocked at and 7010 MHz memory, so this is a fairly aggressive 13.5% increase on the base core clock, 13.9% on the boost clock and no increase on the GDDR5 memory frequency. With these clock speeds you are looking at a texture fillrate of 81.9 GT/s and a memory bandwidth of 112.16 GB/s.

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  • At only 6.8in, EVGA GTX 960 SC allows much needed space w/o sacrificing performance.
  • Base Clock: 1216 MHz / Boost Clock: 1279 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 7010 MHz Effective
  • CUDA Cores: 1024
  • Memory Detail: 4096MB GDDR5
  • Memory Bit Width 128 Bit / Memory Speed: 0.28ns / Memory Bandwidth: 112.16 GB/s
  • Recommended PSU: 400W or greater power supply

Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming

The GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 GAMING was designed for high-end 1080p gaming. This video card has 2.94 billion transistors on-board. There are also 1024 CUDA cores on-board, 32 ROPs. It features a 128-bit memory bus with memory running at 7GHz.

GIGABYTE helps this video card remain stable during overclocking thanks to its WindForce 3X cooling system. This features pure copper heat-pipes that directly contact the GPU to speed heat dissipation and spread it across each of the 3 areas of the heatsink. This finned array heatsink allows the three specially designed fans to exhausted heat in an efficient manner.

The GTX 960 G1 Gaming is a fairly large card that measures in at 295mm x 114mm x 43mm (L x W x H), so you might want to make sure it fits in your chassis if you have a mid-tower or some other smaller chassis.
20150121114254_bigOn the other end of the top edge of the GTX 960 G1 Gaming you’ll find the two rear-facing 6-pin PCIe external power connectors. Gigabyte recommends a 400W or greater power supply for your gaming system for this model.

This video card is also super smart. It is capable of turning off its fans when they aren’t necessary. When this happens two small LEDs will light up on the top edge of the video card, showing that it is performing silent cooling. These lights go off when the fans begin spinning. The fans will generally operate during gaming, and will only shut off during idle or low-activity desktop work.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming comes with a full coverage black back plate to help protect the components on the back of the card and it helps lower the PCB temperature.
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  • Wind force 3X Cooling System
  • Flex Display Technology
  • Ultra Durable VGA
  • Features DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / 3 X Display port Output
  • BASE: 1241 MHz / BOOST: 1307 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores
  • 400W or greater power supply

Gigabyte GTX 970 Overclocked

Below is a list of specifications and features from the GIGABYTE media kit. We all know the GTX 970 silicon (GM-204) comes to the table with its 28 nm process, so we will just get into the card’s specifications.

The base clock comes in at 1190 MHz, with a ‘base’ boost of 1342 MHz. This is a difference of 139 MHz on the base clock from the reference design GTX 970s, so it is a pretty healthy boost. The memory comes in at 7.1 Gbps or 1774 MHz ‘non DDR5’ rates which rests on the 256 bit bus. For I/O, there are DL DVI-I, HDMI, and three DisplayPorts. GIGABYTE recommends a 600 W PSU for this card.

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Another cool value-add on the GIGABYTE 970 Extreme is the PCIe smart detection LEDs that are on the PCIe power leads. If there is any instability in the power or no power at all, the LED will flash letting you know there is an issue. It also logs the information into their overclocking software, OC Guru II, which will further aid in troubleshooting problems with the device.

Wrapping up some of the major features, we end with GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable VGA designation. This entails 2 oz of copper on the PCB, solid caps, metal chokes, and upgraded MOSFETs (lower RDSon).

Specs:

  • Flex Display Technology(patent-pending)
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 4GB GDDR5 memory 256-bit memory interface
  • WINDFORCE 3X cooling system
  • Boost:1278 MHz/ Base: 1149 MHz in OC Mode
  • Boost:1253 MHz/ Base: 1114 MHz in Gaming Mode
  • FLEX Display
  • Ultra Durable VGA Series
  • WINDFORCE 600 Watt Out
  • Dual BIOS

EVGA GTX 970

The GeForce GTX 970 is carved out of the 28 nm GM204 silicon on which the GTX 980 is based, by disabling three of sixteen streaming multiprocessors with, each, 128 CUDA cores. The resulting shader count is 1,664. Texture memory units are, proportionately, down to 104, as are clock speeds, although they stay well above the 1 GHz mark. The ROP count stays at a whopping 64, with a 256-bit memory bus width and a standard memory total of 4 GB.

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Specs:

  • Virtual Reality Ready
  • DirectX12 Ready
  • Gamestream to NVIDIA SHIELD
  • EVGA GTX 970 features advanced technologies and class-leading graphics for incredible gaming experiences.
  • Base Clock: 1140 MHz / Boost Clock: 1279 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 7010 MHz Effective; CUDA Cores: 1664; Memory Detail: 4096MB GDDR5
  • Memory Bit Width 256 Bit / Memory Speed: 0.28ns / Memory Bandwidth: 224.3 GB/s
  • Recommended PSU: 500W or greater power supply

Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming

There’s enough scope in the GPU architecture for it to scale higher, enabling partners to differentiate their overclocked products by tinkering with the core frequency. Gigabyte sells three versions of the GTX 970 GPU – two equipped with the proven WindForce 3X cooling solution and a Mini-ITX design primed for small-form factor systems. The faster WindForce 3X model goes by the name of G1 Gaming, matching what’s on offer from the GTX 980 catalogue, and similarities between the two GPUs are plain to see.

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And the sum of a meaty cooler is a core that is reasonably faster than Nvidia’s reference design of 1,050MHz base and 1,178MHz boost. Instead, Gigabyte increases the base to 1,178MHz and average boost to 1,329MHz. In-game testing shows the actual boost speed is a steady 1,392MHz, placing this particular OC variant in the middle of the partner-clocked pack.

The same care hasn’t been applied to the memory, however, which is left at a default 7,000MHz. Manufacturers often comment that the need to source memory from multiple vendors prohibits out-of-the-box overclocking, for qualification reasons, but a small increase goes a long way when the resolution is increased to, say, 4K.

GTX 970 G1 Gaming measures a full 31cm from tip to toe, so ensure there’s enough room in the chassis, because the card’s length fouls USB3.0 headers on some motherboards. And you’ll need to screw it into the chassis, too, as the well-built, 1kg beastie puts obvious stress on the PCIe x16 slot.

Specs:

  • Windforce 3X Cooling System, Flex Display Technology, GPU Gauntlet, Sorting, Ultra Durable VGA
  • BASE: 1178 MHz / BOOST: 1329 MHz, 1664 CUDA Cores, 4GB GDDR5 memory, 256-Bit memory Bus, PCI-E 3.0, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4
  • Powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 GPU, Integrated With Industry’s Best 4GB GDDR5 Memory 256-bit Memory Interface
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / 3 Display Port, Digital Max Resolution 4096 x 2160, Analog Max Resolution 2048 x 1536
  • System Power Supply Requirement: 550W (With One 6-Pin and One 8-pin External Power Connectors)

Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming

The GeForce GTX 980 is NVIDIA’s latest high-end single-GPU graphics card, made possible by the company’s new Maxwell architecture. The GM204 graphics processor which powers the GTX 980 in this review comes with amazing power consumption improvements that are the foundation behind the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 taking the enthusiast market by storm.

The GeForce GTX 980 is carved out of the 28 nm GM204 silicon with all its shaders enabled, resulting in a shader count of 2,048. There are 128 available texture units and the ROP count is a massive 64, with a 256-bit bus connecting 4 GB of GDDDR5 memory.

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Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming is the company’s current flagship card. It comes overclocked out of the box with the GPU running at 1228 MHz and the memory clocking in at 1750 MHz, NVIDIA’s default speed.

One unique feature is the addition of a second DVI port, while retaining three possible DP outputs at the same time. The card uses a large triple-fan cooler to cope with its heat output.

  • Flex Display Technology(patent-pending)
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 4GB GDDR5 memory 256-bit memory interface
  • WINDFORCE 3X 600W cooling system
  • Boost:1354 MHz/ Base: 1253 MHz in OC Mode
  • Boost:1329 MHz/ Base: 1228 MHz in Gaming Mode
  • FLEX Display
  • Ultra Durable VGA Series
  • WINDFORCE 600 Watt Out
  • Dual BIOS
  • G1 Gaming

 


Gigabyte GTX 980 OC

The Gigabyte GTX980Ti XTREME Gaming Windforce is a hefty beast of a card – shipping with an all metal enclosure incorporating three large bladed fans – Gigabyte claim this cooler can cope with 700W of heat. Gigabyte have also adopted a LN2 mode switch on the PCB to unlock voltage and power limits – this is supplemented with an additional power connector.

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The Nvidia GTX980 Ti ships with 2816 CUDA cores and 22 SM units. The memory subsystem of the GTX980 Ti consists of six 64-bit memory controllers (384-bit) with 6GB of GDDR5 memory.

The Gigabyte GTX980Ti XTREME Gaming Windforce has received a clock boost over Nvidia’s reference card, with final speeds set at 1,216mhz (core)/1,317mhz (boost). The memory is boosted from reference speeds of 1,753mhz (7Gbps effective) to 1,800 mhz (7,2Gbps effective).

  • Flex Display Technology(patent-pending)
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 4GB GDDR5 memory 256-bit memory interface
  • WINDFORCE 3X 600W cooling system
  • Boost:1354 MHz/ Base: 1253 MHz in OC Mode
  • Boost:1329 MHz/ Base: 1228 MHz in Gaming Mode
  • FLEX Display
  • Ultra Durable VGA Series
  • WINDFORCE 600 Watt Out
  • Dual BIOS
  • G1 Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti

The 980 Ti has a base core clock rate of 1000MHz. Nvidia’s board partners have some freedom to adjust that frequency, and Gigabyte really pushes the envelope. Its GeForce GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming ships with the core cranked up to 1216MHz and GPU Boost rated for 1317MHz. Gigabyte also tunes the board’s memory, pushing Nvidia’s 7 GT/s transfer rate to 7.2 GT/s. As a result, the company says it achieves up to 33 percent more performance than the reference version.

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  • WINDFORCE 3X 600W cooling system
  • Flex Display Technology
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TI GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 6GB GDDR5 memory 384-bit memory interface
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / Dual-link DVI-D / HDMI / DisplayPort*3
  • Boost:1279 MHz/ Base: 1190 MHz in OC Mode
    Boost:1241 MHz/ Base: 1152 MHz in Gaming Mode
  • Recommended system power supply requirement: 600W(with two 8-pin external power connectors)

Gigabyte GTX TITAN X

While the Titan X uses the same 28nm Maxwell architecture you can in the Nvidia’s GTX 900-series of cards, it’s much faster. The chip itself is 551mm2 in size – far larger than the 398mm2 of the GTX 980

 

The rest of the Titan X’s specification is no less daunting for its rivals. It’s got 3,072 stream processors, which is over 1,000 more than the GTX 980 offers, and they’re organised into 192 texture units divided into six Graphics Processing Clusters – two more GPCs than the GTX 980. The core is clocked to 1,000MHz with an average boost speed of 1,075MHz – good speeds that beat older Titan cards, but are still a tad slower than other current-generation Nvidia chips.

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The upside of this is that the Titan X offers a mighty 6.2 TFLOPS of theoretical power. That’s a significant chunk more than the 4.6 TFLOPS offered by the GTX 980, and also far more than both of the last generation’s single-core Titan cards.

This is also the first graphics card to include a mighty 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, and it’s clocked to 1,753MHz – the same speed as Nvidia’s other current cards. It’s accessed with a 384-bit bus, which is wider than Nvidia’s other GTX 900-series cards. The 12GB of memory serves up 336GB/s of bandwidth, which is more than any current single-GPU card from AMD and Nvidia. It’s this record-breaking amount of memory that Nvidia thinks will give this chip the edge when it comes to 4k gaming.

  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X GPU
  • Integrated with industry’s best 12GB GDDR5 memory 384-bit memory interface
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I/ HDMI / DisplayPortx3
  • Boost:1075 MHz/ Base: 1000 MHz
  • Recommended system power supply requirement: 600W(with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connectors)

 

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