Ati 5870

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacNoobie, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a

    MacNoobie

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    So whats the deal with the 5870, still listed as unavailable on Apple and barely anyones selling it. I'm trying to get an updated Mac video card to replace an aging 8800GT and one before Cataclysm comes out.

    Any ideas on getting a 5870, not against buying a PC version and flashing a Mac rom to it if it gets me a working card.

    Help?
     
  2. goMac macrumors 603

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  3. Atomic101 macrumors member

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    I got a flashed PC Sapphire 5870 in my mac pro -works fine, except i don't get the startup screen.
     
  4. Caviar macrumors member

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    I know there is a specific thread for flashing a 4870 card, but where did you get the tutorial and also the firmware for 5870 to make it work with the Mac?

    I'm beginning to think of flashing a PC card, because I'm so tired of this game of cat and mouse with Apples release of the official 5870 cards....
     
  5. DualShock macrumors 6502

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    Check netkas's forum: http://forum.netkas.org/
     
  6. Caviar macrumors member

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