ATI Mac 5870 in PC

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Draeconis, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of selling my Mac 5870 to a friend who's building a hackintosh. Can you use a native Mac card in a PC? Does it require a BIOS flash beforehand? Thanks :)
     
  2. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    Doesnt make much sense because your Mac card is a lot more valuable than a PC 5870 but it will work without any modifications.
    You could easily sell this card and buy a new Radeon or GeForce for the money.
     
  3. Draeconis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From looking on eBay, a decent price is around £120 or so, that's fine by me. Already have the EVGA Mac 680 which is fantastic, so the 5870 isn't doing anything.
     
  4. Fl0r!an macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, and a PC 5870 is about 50€ on eBay ;)
    If your friend gives you £120 for your card, sure, do it, but he will have no benefit at all compared to the cheap PC card.
     
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