8800GT For 2006 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tower-Union, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

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    Can anyone tell me where the FSCK I can buy a 8800GT for my 2006 Mac Pro? My x1900XT is on its last legs and I'd like to upgrade, but it seems Apple has decided to dump it :rolleyes: Any chances you guys know where I can get one? First, or maybe even 2nd hand. . .
     
  2. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a XFX 4870 for $149.99 or cheaper..
     
  3. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    or an apple 4870 if you dont want to deal with the flashing...
     
  4. Tower-Union thread starter macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

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    Both wise ideas, but the problem here is I have a Mac Pro circa 2006, thus neither of those cards will work in my machine :(
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You're wrong. The 4870 works fine.
     
  6. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Yeah, you haven't been getting all the memos.

    4870 OEM or flashed works 100% A-OK in ALL Mac Pros.
     
  7. Tower-Union thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    Considering I have the same machine, I would re-read my posts.

    You could track down a legacy 8800gt.
    Purchase an ATI 3870. or a 4870 straight from Apple which will support OpenCL and will speed up the machine a ******** under SnowLeopard! :cool:
     

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