The 5 Best Hackintosh Graphics Cards


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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Card

Hackintosh Graphics Cards - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Card

For incredible graphics processing and display, the newest Pascal chipsets are currently unbeatable. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming card ($690) has what you need to power through 3-D games, rendering, or video encoding.

This video card boasts a full 8GB of DDR5 RAM, and a clock speed of 1759MHz in gaming mode. It’s a dual-slot card, so you’ll need space for it in your case. The GTX 1080 CPU typically has 2,560 CUDA cores, so it can handle complex mathematical computing on the graphics card much faster than your computer’s CPU can.

For output ports, you get HDMI, three DisplayPort ports, and a DVI port.

Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming Card

Hackintosh Graphics Cards - Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming Card

Another terrific choice is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming Card ($298.54). It also incorporates the Pascal graphics chipset, so it can offer you lightning-fast FPS on games as well as powerful processing for graphics and video rendering and encoding.

The GTX 1060 gaming card has 6GB of DDR5 RAM, and is also a dual-slot component. You get a maximum clock speed of 1620Mhz in gaming mode, and plenty of connection options. The card has 1,280 CUDA cores for complex mathematical computations.

There’s an HDMI port along with three DisplayPorts and a DVI port. It’s quite a bit less expensive than the GTX 1080, but still offers plenty of graphics power.

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Hi Jeff Great job on the card write up. I also think that the higher end Maxwell GPU’s are also great in a Hackintosh. My best one that my son now uses was a GTX 980. I also would look at the used market as gaming cards get turned over quite a bit and you can find bargains on used older generation cards from people upgrading their gaming rigs. There is one thing I would mention is Mac People are not used to having to worry about the power supply and the power consumption of the GPU. Be careful that… Read more »