• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked until recently

    • Written by from Shrewsbury

    I don't know what happened as I had this card for about year then all of the sudden my second monitor flickers intermittently then cuts out. Really annoyed and disappointing outcome.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quadro 4000 firmware doesn't support Raytracing in Adobe AE CS6

    • Written by from Clarence Park

    I had one for 3 months, its fast but in After Effects CS6 it does not support Raytracing. Older Quadro 4000s are fine but for some reason newer Quadro cards have issues. There are blogs that state the firmware changed at some point which hampers Raytracing. I tried all the different drivers etc. to now avail.
    Look for the Sapphire HD 7950 Mac edition

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Display Port kills it.

    • Written by from CAVE CREEK

    We had high hopes for this card but Apple's (insane) use of the MDP pretty much kills it. We use it with large production monitors (Apple Cinema, LaCie, NEC) and noone but Apple has MDP so we have to buy these stupid (and expensive) kludge adaptors to make the large monitors work. (Apple - we love your products but whoever the engineer was who had this idea - they should be fired!!)

    On top of that the MDI to Dual Link adaptors they sell are flaky and cause intermittent screen flickers.

    Why Apple got rid of the Dual - Dual Link DVI connections on the back of their high end video cards is STUPID. There are not even 30" production monitors available with MDP connections by Apple or anyone else.

    Unfortunately, we sent the card back - not worth the hassle or expense. We reverted back to our GTX 285 setup which won't be as fast, but at least its stable.

    96 of 108 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Technological Heartbreaker

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Works great with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. Fast, quiet and reliable. Huge improvement over ATI 4870. Performs unacceptably in After Effects: diagonal shapes severely aliased, opaque effects inserted in Premier Pro timelines appear white instead. If you work in Premiere Pro, but not in AE, you're good to go. For me, this restriction is far too limiting to be at all practical. Major bummer. I've reinstalled the ATI and am waiting, with little sense of optimism, for a fix from NVIDIA.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    great fundamentals, but lack of OpenCL support is frustrating

    • Written by from Bremerton

    I bought this card and installed it in my 12-core Mac Pro. It worked fine driving my Apple display until an Apple Software Update about three months ago. ( broke sleep mode and display capability. ) Reinstalling the NVIDIA provided drivers fixed this.

    My main frustration with the card is that Apple's OpenCL API does not detect or support the card for OpenCL computing... which happens to be the main reason I bought it. Oops.

    I figured this would be addressed pretty quickly, but here I am three months later without any word from Apple.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Card but its very buggy & frezzing my Mac Pro 2009

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I currently have two Nvidia Quadro 4000 mac cards and there causing my Mac Pro 2009 machine to kernel Panic and freeze or shutdown my machine.

    I dropped it off at the Apple store for them to diagnose the problem for 9 days and they went ahead and confirmed that it was the card which was causing the problem.


    Lets wait and see what Nvidia or PNY will do about the big problem. I'm wanting to keep these babies, so make some moves people and fix the issues for the Professionals.

    38 of 40 people found this useful