Ati Radeon 5870 upgraded to Ati radeon 6950

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dtechlogic, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. dtechlogic macrumors regular

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    Hi Everyone,

    My ATi radeon 5870 came out faulty so XFX replace it with a Ati Radeon 6950. Will i encounter any problem using this video card on my mac pro or not at all. I should have it tomorrow it got shipped out today via fedex.
     
  2. 92jlee macrumors 6502

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    i'm guessing it wasnt an apple branded 5870?

    The 6870 apparently works out of the box but im waiting for mine to come in the post - please keep us updated when you get your card.
     
  3. dtechlogic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope it was not an apple branded. The only apple branded i have is 5770 which is good thing i still have it. Will inform once i get it. If not it is going up for sale if it does not work out on mac pro. Then i will get a Nvidia gtx 570 from MacVids.
     
  4. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Believe it or not, that genius Netkas wrote an EFI for 6950.

    The sad part is AMD and Apple have played a nasty game of Now-it-works, now-it-doesn't with 6950 drivers.

    So you can put a nice EFI on it that gives bootscreen from lower DVI port, but in most OS versions this just leads to a kernal panic.
     
  5. dtechlogic thread starter macrumors regular

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    MacVid. I was going to take a nvidia gtx 570 to you for flashing but since my my 5870 got upgraded to a 6950. i am going to test it. Any advise if i should flash it.
     
  6. dtechlogic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok everyone,

    I tested that video card in my mac pro and it is a no go. No screen nothing. It was just a black screen. no image. So will it be a fair trade for a Nvidia 560 Ti twin frozer or should i try to make it work. I have never flash a video card before. also i don't have a pc in my hand but i have windows running on bootcamp and will that do it. Any advice on what should i do with this video card
     
  7. dtechlogic thread starter macrumors regular

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    hello Everyone,

    Now that i got convince. I just bought a Nvidia GTX 670. Now i am selling a Radeon HD6950 since i could not get it to work with my mac pro. Any advice before installing the gtx 670. Should arrive in a week. I was debating between a 570 and 670. So i decided to go with the new instead of the old. Anyways now i am stuck with a 6950 that i want to sell.
     

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