The Sapphire HD 7950 could be just what you need if your Mac Pro could use some additional graphics power. It’s equipped with 3GB of GDDR5, and features dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE) that deliver up to 2.87 TFLOPS of single precision compute power. The Sapphire HD 7950 also provides hardware support for Open GL 4.2 and Open CL 1.2, as well as AMD HD3D technology and APP acceleration.
AMD’s GCN architecture supports a number of advanced post-processing and scaling operations. These include de-blocking, de-noising, automatic de-interlacing, Mosquito noise reduction and edge enhancement as well as advanced image quality enhancement technology, such as adaptive anti-aliasing and 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering. The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 Mac Edition features AMD PowerPlay technology which provides automatic power management during operation and ensures low power consumption under idle conditions.
The Sapphire HD 7950 is compatible with all Mac Pro models from 2008 – 2012 with an available PCI-Express x16 slot and OS X 10.7.5 or later. It’s also compatible with Windows and has two mini DisplayPort outputs, an HDMI port with 3D support, and a dual-link DVI port with HDCP.
Bare Feats has extensive benchmark tests which show the Sapphire HD 7950 performing well versus all of the graphics cards (Radeon HD 5770, Radeon HD 4870, GeForce GTX 285, Quadro 4000, GeForce GT120, GeForce 8800 GT) available for the Mac Pro.
The Sapphire HD 7950 is available for purchase from your favorite online retailer for $479.99.
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