4870 at MacMall . . .

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

  1. sboerup macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    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:

    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

    Jan 17, 2008
    Southern California
    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

    Dec 17, 2008
    Most likely it is the PC version which works only under Boot Camp.
  4. vicentk macrumors regular


    Feb 24, 2008
    Hong Kong

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