Cheapest graphic card for Mac Pro 1,1?

flaubert

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What would be the cheapest graphics card solution to be able to run Sierra on a Mac Pro 1,1, assuming that I overcome the EFI hurdle and machine ID check? All I would be looking for is bare functionality, not gaming performance. I see these Mac Pro 1,1 machines on craigslist for $100-$150 from time to time, it would be fun to set one up as a VPN/DNS/file server/whatever. Thanks!
 

CapnDavey

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ATI HD4870 video cards can be had cheap and most can be flashed to work on a first gen mac pro you can still run 10.10 or 10.11 on it have fun
 

Synchro3

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ATI HD4870 video cards can be had cheap and most can be flashed to work on a first gen mac pro you can still run 10.10 or 10.11 on it have fun
Totally forgot that I have this card laying around (original Mac Edition Radeon HD 4870, bought with my Mac Pro 2009).

@ flaubert: If you live in Europa you can have it for a good price. If interested PM me.
 
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