4870 at MacMall . . .

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sboerup, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    So after reading that the ETA on the new ATi 4870 from mac will be mid April, I went looking around at the other mac vendors.

    MacMall has the new 4870 listed at $349 and out of stock (of course). They also have an XFX 4870 (much cheaper) and in stock. Of course no description:
    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop...1GB+DD-775M+DUAL+DVI-Video+Cards&dpno=7736250

    This is the same part from Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150339

    Anyone tried this? The MacMall listing says both "PC/Mac" so I'm curious. A 4870 is a 4870 right? The XFX also has 1GB RAM compared to the 512mb from Apple's.

    Or can I assume it will work under Boot Camp only. Any info would be great! I'd rather wait for a real-deal apple approved so OSX can take advantage of the major increase as well.

    Current Machine: 2.8x8 mac pro
     
  2. aibo macrumors 6502

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    That XFX 4870 definitely wont work in a mac, at least not without a firmware flash. It looks like macmall.com lists every gfx card in the "PC & Mac" category... it's just a general computer category.
     
  3. gelid macrumors member

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    Most likely it is the PC version which works only under Boot Camp.
     
  4. vicentk macrumors regular

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