Mac Pro (1,1) GFX Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zyggiepyggie, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. zyggiepyggie macrumors member

    zyggiepyggie

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    Hey,

    I know this gets asked a lot but I'd appreciate if someone could help.

    I've got a Mac Pro1,1 (Mid 2006) with a 7300GT installed. I want to upgrade the card as cheaply as possible. I've looked on Apple Store and according to reviews/comments the ATI HD 5770 will be compatible, but its £199!? The PC version is only £100.

    I know you can flash the ATI 4870, but even this is out dated now? And most of the links on the guides here are dead/the stores don't stock them anymore.

    Is it possible to buy a PC version ATI HD 5770 and flash it to work with my Mac Pro?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Yes it is possible to flash a 5770 (just search for the various threads around here for flashing PC cards), but a 4870 is faster in most tasks. Not by much, but they should sell cheaper than the 5770.
     
  3. Atomic101 macrumors member

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  4. zyggiepyggie thread starter macrumors member

    zyggiepyggie

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    Okay! Thanks alot, I'm pretty sure I know what I'm doing now.

    The only other thing that's confusing me slightly is which card? There's many different versions of the Sapphire HD 5770. I've had a look on Amazon but none of the model numbers match anything on the Compatibility Overview

    Will any of the Sapphire HD 5770s work or only the mentioned model numbers?

    Cheers/
     
  5. DualShock macrumors 6502

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