Metal Compatible NVIDIA Graphics Cards


Since the release of Mojave, macOS requires Metal Supported Graphics Card, Without metal compatibility graphics acceleration is not possible in a Hackintosh with Mojave.

We have already covered an article with Metal Compatible AMD Graphics Cards, My advice here is to purchase AMD Metal Graphics Card instead of NVidia because the war between Apple and Nvidia is not over, there is no or little hope for NVIDIA Web Drivers.

These graphics card listed below are the cheapest because it is not worth to buy an old NVIDIA Graphics Card for Hackintosh that cost more than 70$ bucks In My Opinion.

1 ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 1GB DDR3 | 39$

ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 1GB DDR3 | 39$
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 GPU. 192 CUDA cores
  • 1 GB DDR3 memory. 64-bit memory bus. Engine clock: 954 MHz. Memory clock: 1600 MHz
  • 1 x Dual-link DVI (2560×1600 @ 60 Hz).1 x HDMI (4k @ 30 Hz). 1 x VGA (2048×1536 @ 60 Hz ). Triple display capable
  • Power Requirement: 300-watt power supply. 25-watt max power consumption
  • Package content: ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 PCIE x 1 Zone Edition 1GB . User Manual. Driver disc. 2 x Low profile I/O brackets

2 ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 2GB DDR3 | 49$

ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 2GB DDR3 | 49$
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710, 2GB DDR3 192 CUDA cores, 64-bit Memory bus, 954 MHz Engine Clock, 1600 MHz Memory Clock
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • Fan-less cooling
  • Triple display support
  • DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
  • Power Requirement : 300-watt power supply. 25-watt max power consumption

3 MSI Gaming GeForce GT 710 2GB | 54$

MSI Gaming GeForce GT 710 2GB | 54$
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710;Maximum Displays : 2
  • Video Memory: 2GB DDR3/Memory Clock: 1600 MHz/Memory Interface: 64-bit
  • 300W System Power Supply Requirement. Interface is pci express 2.0 x16 uses x8
  • Connectors: VGA, DVI-D Dual Link, HDMI. Form Factor: Low-profile
  • Hdmi connectors is maximum resolution 4096 x 2160 at 24 hertz. Dvi connectors is maximum resolution 2560 x 1600 at 60 hertz

4 Zotac GeForce GT 630 4GB DDR3 | 59$

Zotac GeForce GT 630 4GB DDR3 | 59$
  • 96 processor cores 128-bit memory bus Engine clock: 700 MHz Shader clock: 1400 MHz Memory clock: 1333 MHz
  • Dual DVI (Up to 2560×1600) mini-HDMI 1.4a (w/audio (8-channel)) VGA (with included adapter) Dual simultaneous display capable HDCP compliant
  • NVIDIA GeForce driver Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.3
  • ED 480p HD 720p HD 1080i Full HD 1080p Supported
  • 300-watt power supply recommended 65-watt max power consumption
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync technology, NVIDIA Unified Architecture, NVIDIA PhysX technology, NVIDIA CUDA technology, Hardware Video Decode Acceleration, Blu-ray 3D ready HDMI xvYCC Color & Deep Color technologies Lossless audio bit stream capable.

5 ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 AMP Edition | 69$

ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 AMP Edition | 69$
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
  • Video Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 128-bit
  • Bus: PCI-Express 3.0 x16
  • Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Connectors: 2x DVI, 2x HDMI

6 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 2GB | 153$

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 2GB | 153$

This card is over priced and not recommended, you can buy an AMD Graphics Card with Metal Support for a cheap price.

  • Uses five all-copper heatpipes and 20% bigger dissipation area
  • DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced overclocking headroom
  • VGA Hotwire allows you to plug and solder wires on the card’s voltage regulators
  • Allows you to accurately read and control Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages on a hardware level
  • GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune boost clock, power target, and fan performance

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  1. Jimmie Deveraux says

    I read this article but I have a question. I don’t have a Macintosh, I have a 2010 Mac Pro 5,1. My question is….would any of these work in a 2010 Mac Pro..? Could they be a cheap upgrade and be able to run Mac OS Catalina…?

    any information would be greatly appreciated.

    1. macOS says

      Yes you need to boot with -no_compat_check boot flag and replace your graphics card with a Metal Supported Graphics Card.

  2. Sebastian says

    Hi, are the cards works in Mac Pro 5.1? I need change GPU for Mojave.

    1. macOS says

      Yes they work, but go for Metal Compatible AMD Graphics Cards because they are future proof.

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