The 5 Best Hackintosh Graphics Cards

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The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Graphics Card

Hackintosh Graphics Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Graphics Card

For those who can’t spend oodles of money on their graphics card, another powerful option is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Card ($169.99). This dual-slot graphics card hosts the latest Pascal architecture, and provides fast, smooth, and power-efficient gaming and rendering experiences.

This card offers a clock speed of 1392MHz, and has 4GB of DDR5 RAM onboard. The maximum screen resolution supported by this card is well beyond 4K — 7680 pixels by 4320 pixels. This card has 768 CUDA cores for mathematical computations on the GPU.

It provides you with three HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and a DVI port.

EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1050 SSC Gaming Graphics Card

Hackintosh Graphics Card - EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1050 SSC Gaming Graphics Card

Finally, the true budget option of the list is still powerful in its own right. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 SSC Gaming Card ($111.89) has Nvidia’s Pascal architecture, uses less power than much of the competition, and works great for all of your graphics needs.

This card has 2MB of onboard DDR5 RAM, and a clock speed set at 1430MHz. It offers an HDMI port, along with DisplayPort and DVI support. With 768 CUDA cores, it can easily handle your mathematical computations on the GPU.

Make Sure You Use Nvidia’s Web Drivers

With all of these Hackintosh graphics cards, you’ll need to download and install Nvidia’s alternate web drivers. That way, you get full acceleration and support for the cards. I also recommend installing Nvidia’s CUDA driver package, if you think you might need the graphics card’s support for complex mathematical computations.

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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 »