2009 MP (4,1) need to upgrade my 5770 card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Noctilux.95, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    I'm looking to upgrade my Ati Radeon 5770 video card to be compatible with a future 4K monitor. For now I will be using the card on my 27" Cinema display until I purchase a 4K display this summer.
    The computer is only used for Photoshop, Aperture, and Lightroom. No games.
    My budget is $400.

  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    So, are you looking for something that can output 4K 60Hz?

    AFAIK, 5770 can output 3840x2160 @30Hz.

    Do you prefer a new card? Or a 2nd hand card is OK for you if that can save money?

    I assume that you are looking for a card which can give you the boot screen, right?
  3. willtothewong macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    $400 is a largish budget but I guess it spends if you want boots screen or not.

    If so, you have to purchase a Mac edition card or a flashed card (macvidcards).

    If not, any windows card can do. A gtx 970 would work well I believe.
  4. dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    Would a non-Mac card support all the Adobe Photoshop GPU-accelerated features as well as a Mac-edition?

    Apart from the start screen, is there any advantage to a Mac edition card?

    From what I've read, nVidia is preferred over AMD?

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