Gigabyte 5870 in a MacPro3,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by NoRemorse, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. NoRemorse macrumors newbie

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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If it does, it definitely requires a flash first.
     
  3. NoRemorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what needs a flash? the card or the mac pro sorry?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The card may or may not be compatible, but if it is at all, it would need to have its ROM flashed to work, as it is designed for BIOS. If you want a 5870, it would probably be best to stick with the apple version.
     
  5. fouel macrumors member

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    Yes,it can work on your mac pro.
    But, first step is to flash a mac rom(EFI firmware) to the card.
    Then it can run in mac os x.
     
  6. virplay macrumors newbie

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  7. NoRemorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh yes that would be the $800+ card, as opposed to the $250 card...
    I shall endeavour to work out how to flash it thanks!
     
  8. fouel macrumors member

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    I have tested it after flashed it.
    It worked perfectly.
    Just do it.
     
  9. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    $800+??? Your country must have some whopping taxes or something.
     
  10. virplay macrumors newbie

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    Want to buy one but not sure how to inser it on mi mac pro, can u plase post a pic?

    Thx
     
  11. NoRemorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah yes, its called the "Steve Jobs doesn't believe the AU dollar should be worth more than the USD" tax
     
  12. NoRemorse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, can you please point me towards some directions on how to flash this card?
     
  13. Cindori macrumors 68040

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  14. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't know how to install a video card, then you should probably read a bit more on the internet before stealing someones thread. This website has plenty of information, just simply use the search button.
     

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