NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac by PNY 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express Gen 2 x16 DVI-I DL, DisplayPort and Stereo OpenGL, DirectX (Boot Camp), CUDA and OpenCL Profesional Graphics Board, VCQ4000MAC-PB
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- Chipset: Quadro 4000 Video Memory: 2GB DDR5
- Memory Interface: 256-bit Bus: PCI-Express 2.0 x16 RAMDAC: 400 MHz
- Stream Processors units: 256 Memory Bandwidth: 89.6 GB/s
- Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Connectors: DVI-I; DisplayPort Thermal: Fansink
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later with MacPro3,1, MacPro4,1 or MacPro5,1 or later
- Support nVidia CUDA Architecture Support nVidia 3D Stereo Technology
- Support HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
- Support Microsoft DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 4.0 Maximum Power Consumption: 142W
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- Brand Name: PNY
- Model Number: VCQ4000MAC-PB
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Graphics Coprocessor: Quadro 400
- Graphics Card Ram: 2 GB
From the Manufacturer
Mac OS X 10.6.7 Driver Update
Apple's Mac OS X 10.6.7 system update overwrites any existing Quadro 4000 for Mac or Quadro FX 4800 for Mac graphics driver, resulting in a loss of graphics acceleration functionality, and also disables CUDA (if installed). To restore full graphics acceleration and CUDA functionality to your Mac Pro system after installing the 10.6.7 update, you must download and install the latest Quadro for Mac driver and CUDA software.
The latest NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac driver is available at both of these locations:
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Top Customer Reviews
This video card uses an external passive heat radiator that is the top of the video card.
In simple words.... it get Very Hot externally and to the touch.
This may not seem like a problem since (humorously) you will not be holding this in your hand.
This card WILL increase the internal temperature of your Mac Pro due to this passive heat radiation.
Again, this is Not a problem UNLESS..... you use the 16x PCI card slot directly above the video card.
This video card will destroy a PCI card located directly above it. (destroy meaning, will cause the PCI card to fail in less than half its original lifetime)
If you do not use extra PCI cards this video card will not cause a problem.
Think again please.
I created a 2 image 3D file in Photoshop CS6 with some refraction, reflection and lights.
I then rendered this 3D file in full quality with a Radeon 5870 and the Quadro 4000.
Rendering is what the Quadro is designed to do best. (it is NOT FOR GAMERS)
The results are:
No significant improvements at all or whatsoever.
In fact, the Radeon was a few seconds faster and it is designed for gamers.
If you are using an old video card such as the GT-120 or Radeon 4870 and require a good "Workstation" video card AND do not use extra PCI cards and do not need a gaming video card, this is an excellent choice.
This video card has one extra feature that makes it desirable.
This video card will run under Snow Leopard with the proper Nvidia drivers and CUDA installed.
(drivers not required in Lion and above HOWEVER....Read more ›
Nvidia should create a stronger card with 4 outputs at this price level. Even entry level graphics cards have three outputs.
But be warned...NVIDIA has still not created a LION driver for mac users that will work for this card, so to use it you must be running Snow Leopard. I just threw another hard drive in my Mac Pro and created a different "world'" to boot into that featured the obsolete OS to make NVIDIA happy! But, that's an advanced extreme move that some may not be able/have luck with/ have patience ....to do.
I have installed three of these cards in the last few months, and all worked fine on inital boots. No problems so far. (Longest service for cards in my care thus far is six months.)
It is not the sole province of NVIDIA to undersupport high end, low production run products. But in this case, I am a bit annoyed with them and so I must temper my reccomendation accordingly.
Dave Culver, Drexel University
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Makes all those gifs load so much quicker!
The PC version of this card supports two monitors while the MAC version only supports 1. I tried many cable connection possibilites and none worked.Published on January 10, 2014 by WJS
I run both OSX and Bootcamp. I had purchased the Quadro 4000 to leverage the GPU capabilities in both Bootcamp and OSX. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by Reed Kelso
Hi. I have a 2010 MacPro5,1 10.7.4 and Adobe cs6 Production Premium. I purchased the card to make ray-tracing in AE fast and feasible. (GPU vs CPU). Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by BLG
The fact that it has 2 GB of VRAM doesn't mean squat. You can't run X-Plane 10 at all.
Save your money unless you need it for a specific purpose