[Bf-committers] NVidia support: free quadros!

Samo Korosec|Blender Sprint Innsbruck sprint at blendersprint.org
Tue Sep 5 11:02:07 CEST 2006


On Sep 5, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Ton Roosendaal wrote:

> Now there's still an unclaimed Quadro FX4500 for Mac G5, PCI  
> Express, 512 MB. It probably fits in intel Mac Pro too, have to  
> find out. I will put it in stock here for later decision...

I don't think it does, since the PowerMac uses OpenFirmware (BIOS in  
PC world) while the Mac Pro uses EFI. Unless the ROM of the card can  
be "flashed" easily, I think the card won't work.

But if there is any testing (4 core threads performance, video card  
performance, etc) that any of the developers wants to do on a Mac Pro  
with a Quadro 4500, we will have 3 of these for the CAVE from 12.9.  
on and I can happily do some testing.


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