ATI Radeon 7870 for a Mac Pro 2010?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tisost, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. tisost macrumors newbie

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    I own a 2010 Mac Pro, and I would like to upgrade the 5770 card to some other. As I read here, 7970 needs more juice than mobo can actually provide, but what about 7870? Will it work? Does it need some hacking (flashing, etc.)?
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Pretty sure drivers, not power, is the problem right now. If drivers were created then it would work.
     
  3. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    No drivers yet. The MP can handle this card. You could always use it in windows only but it will be hard to know when you hit the boot screen to switch over.
     
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    It should work under windows but not in OSX due to lack of drivers. You can put your 5770 in slot 2 and switch power leads and switch screen connector when want to be in OSX.
     
  5. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Using the free app BootChamp makes switching from OSX to Win7 very easy.
     

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