EVGA GTX570 Install Tutorial for your Mac Pro (nVidia)
This GTX570 install video shows you how to install EVGA’s GTX570 nVidia 2.5gb Video Card into your Mac Pro. The mac pro in this video is a 2009 model, however this should work in 2008 and above mac pro’s running OSX version 10.7.5. It is possible to install this card with other versions of OSX 10.7.4 and up I believe, you can find more info at http://netkas.org.
Important links to know for this video:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/44848 – 10.7.4 and 10.7.5 drivers for your GTX 570, it says they are for the Quadro card but they work for the GTX 570 as well.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/mac-driver-archive.html – Latest CUDA drivers for nVidia Graphics cards for Mac’s.
http://netkas.org – A resource to enable OpenCL on your EVGA nVidia GTX 570 Graphics Card because it’s over 2.5gb. They have instructions on what to do for mountain lion as well.
http://www.vidmuze.com/how-to-enable-gpu-cuda-in-adobe-cs6-for-mac/ – This site has a walk through on how to enable Adobe After Effects and Adobe premiere to recognize your new CUDA enabled GTX 570. As well as a download to the text file shown in my video.
http://www.luxrender.net/wiki/LuxMark#Download – this site has a free OpenCL benchmarking utility that you can download to test your machines speed. I used the Advanced Render option when testing… you will get bigger results with the default scene (instead of the chair scene).
Here’s where I got the EVGA GTX 570…
Here’s the power cords needed for the card, however if you already have them due to your current video card using them then you wont need them…
***One more important note: When booting your computer, your screen will remain black until the OS boots… when you reach the login screen, video will display as normal.***