Graphics Card Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rph105, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2007
    I've got a 2009 Mac Pro that came with the GT 120, I would also like to (when I get some cash) put in the ATI Radeon 4870 which I've read on here is possible.

    -- Now here comes the stupid question? --

    Apple are selling it for £250 but I've seen it online for about £130, is there a catch? Is the one Apple are selling specifically for Mac's? Will I have to flash it?

    Sorry if it sounds silly, I don't know too much about these things.

    Thanks in advance
  2. seisend macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2009
    Switzerland, ZG
    There are several Threads in this nice Forum in which you can get the answers. But yes, if you buy a PC Version of the 4870 you'll need to flash it or use the netkas injector. The PC Version is cheaper than the Mac Edition.

    If you are not into technics stuff, I would go for the Mac Edition cause these will work 100%. Otherwise you are on your own.
  3. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    I will echo what seisend said about the Mac version "just working". Also consider the fact that the Mac version has a Mini-DisplayPort connector as well as a DVI connector. So if you were to buy an LED Cinema Display at some point it would only work in an Apple card.

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