ATI FirePro 4900 in Mac Pro 3.1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by defcon8, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. defcon8 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a Mac Pro 2008 early 2008 model (running Sierra) with the original 8800 GT card. I want to replace the videocard for a better one. I still have a ATI Firepro 4900 card laying around, does anybody know if this card can be flashed to work with mac?

    Specs:
    http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/workstation/firepro-3d/4900

    Best,

    Bastiaan
     
  2. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    That's an old "Turks" chipset, which some old MacBooks and/or iMacs had, so it might actually run OOB. Otherwise you'll need to modify the system drivers.

    Flashing it for bootscreens might be possible, but I doubt anyone has ever bothered to investigate that.

    Besides that I wouldn't expect it to perform much better than your 8800.
     

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