Considering ordering the X1900

SolidShadow

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Jul 2, 2007
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Any news on whether the upgrade kit is a rev. 2 card? I want a higher frame rate in WOW but I don't want the heat issues with the rev. 1 card.

I also want to be able to use the DVI to video cable which according to Apple, only works with the ATI card.

I'm going to wait till Tuesday before I order just in case Apple releases better Mac Pro cards.
 

SDAVE

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Jun 16, 2007
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Why not find a used one for the PC (Make sure to get the correct one) and update the BIOS with the Apple bios?

After that, when nVidia 8800 line is compatible with the Mac Pro, you can upgrade to that if needed.

I also want to be able to use the DVI to video cable which according to Apple, only works with the ATI card.
Do you mean the DVI to VGA adapter only works on ATI cards? This is false because I've used the Apple adapters on a PC.
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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I honestly don't know either but it is listed in the support section of the apple site as well.
If it works over any DVI connection as listed the only other issue I could possible think of would be the support through the nVidia drivers.

That would also rule out the Power Mac G5 on specific models as well though.
 

joekaz

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Jul 3, 2006
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I did this and it works great!! I only paid $165 for my card
Could you provide details of what you purchased and how you did this?

I recently purchased a Mac Pro with stock Geforce 7300 and would like to upgrade it to the Radeon X1900 w/o paying the high premium from Apple.

Thanks.
 

slughead

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Apr 28, 2004
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OK, for the record

ALL DVI -> VGA ADAPTERS ARE THE SAME

It looks like the above part simply adapts it to VGA and then to RGB for the S-Video and RCA. In that case, it would work with any video card.

And second of all, flashing works great. I wrote the aforementioned article myself and so far the only people who have bricked theirs have attempted to flash a card that was not a X1900XT 512MB.

Also, steer clear of any card with a crossfire plug on the back (it must have two DVI ports, TV out is OK too but it won't work after you flash it).