View Full Version : Hackintosh Graphics Card Advice?

06-30-2012, 06:56 PM
My friend and I are building a Hackintosh. Right now we have everything except a graphics card, and I come here respectfully seeking advice on which graphics card to select. :)

The system includes:
- Intel Core i7 processor (4 cores)
- Z68XP-UD3 motherboard from Gigabyte
- Plenty of RAM

My friend knows a LOT more about computers than I do; I don't know that much about comp architecture. However I do know more about Lightwave and my understanding is that LW doesn't always use the graphics card.

The Graphics Cards we're looking at are:
- nVidia Geforce GTX560
- nVidia Quadro 4000 for Mac
(Both are compatible with Hackintoshes)

Would LW be able to take advantage of the extra GPU power on the higher-end card??? :question:
Alternatively, since the Hackintosh can also boot Windows, would it be better to switch to LW on Windows? Could LW Windows use the extra GPU power? :confused:

07-02-2012, 03:26 AM
Get the geforce, the quadro's are a waste of money 99% of the time. The 4000 is based on an older GPU and you won't see any real benefit of using it with Lightwave.

07-02-2012, 09:28 AM
Yep 560 will do just fie and LW is barely using any benefits of Quadro cards/drivers so you'll just pay more money and get nothing better in LW.