"CineBench R15 Tests in OS X 10.10.0 with 2008 Mac Pro (Dual 2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon) and Nvidia GT120 using the Default OS X 10.10.0 Graphics driver vs Nvidia Driver 343.01.01f01. (from Oct. 18th)
Using Default OS X Driver
OpenGL: 13.10fps (CPU: 601cb)
Using Nvidia Driver v343.01.01f01
OpenGL: 13.40fps (CPU: 600cb)
(A higher performance card may have shown more delta)
Cinebench R15 results with a Mid 2012 15in MacBook Pro w/Nvidia GeForce GT 650M using Nvidia Driver: OpenGL: 48.39fps - CPU: 549cb
Amazing how many frames you get with the GT650M MacBook Pro...
Thanks John. The OEM Mac Nvidia GT120 was the base (low-end) card in early 2009 and was not a fast card even then, but is handy to have since no aux power is needed for cases where you want to run a higher performance, lower cost PC (non-Mac EFI) card that has no boot screen and needs both of the Mac Pro's 6-pin power connections.
(Back in summer 2009 I compared the GT120 vs GTX-285 vs ATI 4870 in my 2009 Mac Pro (performance and power usage). All those cards of course are trailing edge now.)
(BTW: Despite the supported cards listed on the nvidia driver page, a GTX 780 Ti owner said it was supported with the nvidia driver but not the default OS X driver. YMMV but as often seen the cards on the driver page is not a complete list.)
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