Advice for Mac Pro 1st Gen 2006 graphics card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Loyalty4Life, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

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    I currently have the ati 1900xt 512mb which works well, but is it going to be fully compatible with snow leopard? What are my other options? I'm not a freak about top performance but I want a good card. I do use video editing on the Pro.

    I wanted to look into the nvidia 8800 model for my mac, but where do I find it? It's gone on the apple website. What other good options are out there?

    Many thanks for your response!!
     
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  3. pudrums macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure the HD 4870/4890 will work in an old Mac Pro?
     
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  5. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Flash a PC 4870 and save yourself $150 - $200.
     
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    Install netkas' injector (search for it here) instead of flashing and save yourself from potentially ruining the card.
     
  7. Harry322 macrumors member

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    Just to clarify, and maybe this has been discussed to death elsewhere, but the only downside to the Netkas injector is that it doesn't display the grey apple screen at the beginning loading screen.

    Since I won't be booting into Windows, this shouldn't be a problem for me, right?

    Does the injector work for the 4890 as well?
     
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  9. Harry322 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I guess I had that coming. I've been reading those threads too and finding them very helpful. Sorry, must have slipped my mind.
     

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