Do New Graphic Cards Work in '06 MacPro's?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ArmouredGuitar, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. ArmouredGuitar macrumors member

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    I have the POS X1900XT in my current mac pro, its a Aug 06 Model,

    Can the new cards even work in the older mac pros?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. EFI32 vs. EFI64.

    Get a Radeon 3870 for a better card. :(
     
  3. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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  4. pprior macrumors 65816

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    How much you want for it? Willing to sell it today or you waiting until 4870 is released?

    PM ok.
     
  5. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Liked to get the 4870 first so I don't have to reattach the damn power cable.
     
  6. NickyD macrumors newbie

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    Is there any hope for those of us who bought a 2006/2007 Mac Pro?


    According to the guide, I think I have a Rev. A Mac Pro (2 x 2.66 Ghz)...

    I currently have the x1900, is the 3870 worth $200+? Is there any hope that a 4870 will be released for us?
     
  7. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    You choose between the 8800GT and the 3870.

    ATI might make it's own version of the 4870, but I doubt it.

    You can hope and pray that ATI secretly added EFI 32 to the new graphics card (they did it before).
     
  8. pprior macrumors 65816

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    I had that machine (was 3ghz but same rev) and upgraded from x1900 to the 3870 - was a nice upgrade. I would wait until 4870 is out and if as it sounds you won't be able, then the 3870 will be quite a bit cheaper i would think and will still be faster (and quieter and less heat!) than the x1900
     

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