ATI Radeon 4870 Compatibility List

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wally4u, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. wally4u macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    This a secondary thread of the ATI Radeon 4890 Compatibility List

    The goal of this thread is the same as the original thread, to give a proper list of what cards will and will not work on a Mac Pro.

    A quick recap for those too lazy (or without enough time) to read through that entire thread (please correct me if I misunderstood or have provided incorrect information, thanks):

    1) Flashing will only work on REFERENCE CARDS (and only some reference cards for that matter), NOT overclocked or modified cards.

    2) Dual DVI seems to work fine under Snowy (10.6.1), but your mileage may vary on older versions of Leopard depending on the card you are using.

    3) Older versions of Sapphire and XFX seem to work, but newer revisions are being problematic. I read one instance of success with an HIS card...Diamond did not seem to work for that person (so he tried a HIS and it worked).

    Special thanks to Cindori, netkas, rominator etc for their hard work. Also doccelo for starting the original thread

    Things we want to know:
    Maker: Sapphire, XFX, HIS, etc
    Model#: HD-489A-ZDFC, 100269HDMI, etc
    Full Product Name: SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102852, N82E16814150359, etc
    Core Clock: 850MHz, 880MHz, 900MHz, etc
    Memory Clock: 900MHz, 950MHz, 975MHz, etc
    Output: 2 DVIs and 1 S-Video, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI, etc

    XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5 MODEL:HD-487A-ZDFC SKU:???
    XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5 MODEL:HD-487A-ZHFC SKU:???
    XFX Radeon HD 4870 512 MB DDR5 MODEL:HD-487A-YHFC SKU:???

    XFX Radeon HD 4870 1.0 GB DDR5 MODEL:HD-487A-ZWFC SKU:???
    XFX Radeon HD 4870 1.0 GB DDR5 MODEL:HD-487A-ZWFL SKU:???

  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    There already exists a thread like this for 4870.

    Called "Working 4870 cards" or something like that.

    Seek and you shall find.
  3. wally4u thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    Hi Rominator, I actually did search but didn't find any thread along the same lines (only the 4890 thread). I'd gladly use that thread since the main reason I started the thread is to figure out what card I can still buy that will work in my MP 2,1 after flashing (without natit etc)
  4. wally4u thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009

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