5770 in a Mac Pro 1,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ashman70, May 3, 2011.

  1. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    How big of a deal performance wise is it that a Mac Pro 1,1 only has PCIE 1.0 slots? Is it a waste to put a newer card in a Mac Pro 1,1 because of this? Will the performance be significantly less? I ask because I am going to be upgrading a Mac Pro 1,1 with quad core CPU's and a 5770 video card.
  2. AngryRedTicTac, May 3, 2011
    Last edited: May 3, 2011

    AngryRedTicTac macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    It may not quite be as fast in a 1,1 but it's still plenty quick. I can run Starcraft 2 @ 1920x1080 pretty much maxed out without difficulty. If you intend to keep the machine I don't think you can justify not upgrading it at this point ;-)

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