Graphics Card Question

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

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    #1
    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

    seisend

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    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

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    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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