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I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: weapon
Date: February 05, 2022 07:11PM
I was looking to upgrade my video card before the pandemic. I got some advice here about what card to get. It was $250 and I waited a month too long as the price jumped to $800+.

SAPPHIRE Radeon 11265-05-20G Pulse RX 580 8GB GDDR5

I still want to keep this machine running and upgrade the os but that price is insane. I have a couple of newer mac laptops that i use also so it is not like i am falling behind just want to get the tank upgraded as best I can.

Any suggestions now?
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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 05, 2022 07:32PM
I have a 3.1, and can't find a decent card so I can used it for video rendering.



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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 05, 2022 08:17PM
You might be SOL with the current chip shortage.



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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 05, 2022 08:32PM
Retired my cheesegraters due to M1 Mini...
When in stock, M1 Mini starting @ $589. [www.apple.com]
Inventory changes quite often.

Don't forget, Military/Veterans and Students get 10% off.
Mini 8/256 just $530 and Free Shipping.

M1 Mini has been as low as $499 with NO tax @ AAFES (military & vets)
[www.shopmyexchange.com]

No loud fans nor heat blowing out; not missing that at all!

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You might be SOL with the current chip shortage.
yep and don't forget the miners driving up the vidcard prices.



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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 05, 2022 08:41PM
Out of curiosity, what do you hope/expect a newer video card to do for day to day use?





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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 05, 2022 09:06PM
4GB RX470s are Buy It Now on eBay for $180. Do you need what's in the 8GB RX580 as the 4GB RX470 is only a step or two behind the 580 at a fraction of the price used. IMO and other people's O, used 470 or 570s are the best option for a decent video card nowadays.
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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 05, 2022 09:10PM
If you're willing to go with a used, flashed card, but with boot screen capability, this might be a decent deal: [www.amazon.com] (note that this is NOT the Mac Edition card, but I see they also have the 4GB version of the card for $50 more...)




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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 06, 2022 05:30AM
If you're determined to keep the cMP in service just make sure the
vidcard is 'Metal' capable. [support.apple.com]



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My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: weapon
Date: February 07, 2022 01:01PM
Almost had one yesterday on the local craigslist.

While a mini sounds good in theory, I have the cheesegrater souped up with max ram, ssd's, storage galore and peripheral port cards. If I switch I would need to buy tons of external hard drives, switches and such. It is nice to have everything in one unit.

I am trying to hold out until the next Mac pro tower. The previous garbage can design did not work for me so I passed on it.



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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: weapon
Date: February 07, 2022 01:02PM
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jdc
Out of curiosity, what do you hope/expect a newer video card to do for day to day use?

metal capability.
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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 07, 2022 03:13PM
While a mini sounds good in theory, I have the cheesegrater souped up
with max ram, ssd's, storage galore and peripheral port cards. If I switch I
would need to buy tons of external hard drives, switches and such.


I'll play devil's advocate as I came from a similar setup to an M1 Mini.
cMP 5,1 w/ 2x Hex Core Xeons, 48GB, 1TB NVMe, bunch of SATA-III SSDs
on a PCI-e card, USB 3.2 card, and Radeon RX570 8GB.

Biggest expense in the 'move' was $50 for a Wavlink NVMe Thunderbolt
enclosure for my 1TB because I went cheap on the Mini with 8/256 base.
Couple of the 1TB SSDs required <$20 USB 3.2 enclosures and the HDDs
I use were already USB 3.2 externals.

Sold off all the unneeded cMP upgrades which paid for the Mini, NVMe
& SSD enclosures and a TB3 hub (eBay $50) plus money left over.
Same monitors, KB, trackball, etc. Just no fan noise or heat blowing out.

My theory and I could be wrong, if you wait too long to sell off any Intel
Mac your target market will be considerably smaller and parts prices will bottom out.
It has already affected the used pricing on Xeons & server memory
(8GB 1333MHz DDR3 PC3-10600).

Two examples of inexpensive USB 3.1G2 enclosures (kim 6Gb/s is the
theoretical speed cap for SATA-III devices) both include cables:
ANEXT 2.5" ABS SSD enclosure is only $13 @ bezosville.

Aluminum 3.5" HDD enclosure is only $9 @ bezosville w/ power adaptor.
(I just ordered another one as a spare!)





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The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: I need to upgrade my vid card in my 2010 cheese grater. Chip shortage issue...
Posted by: weapon
Date: February 11, 2022 08:25PM
So I found another card. $300 + shipping Just outside of Seattle.

This is the correct card, I believe. Agree?

SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
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