mac pro 3,1 firmware for Saphire HD 5870 vapor-X?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MikeChandler, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. MikeChandler macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2011
    I have a mac pro 3,1 (early '08) and I just put a saphire vapor-X hd 5870 in it (I have one from a PC that was never built). I put it in it to replace a dying geforce 2600XT.

    The card boots (no boot screen, but it suddenly pops up the login), but under system report it shows as a generic 5000 series.

    ATI Radeon HD 5000:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5000
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    Slot: Slot-1
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x6898
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    VA2703 Series:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Display Serial Number: SWQ130520379
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported​

    I searched all over the web, but the ntkas website is gone, and I can't find firmware for this card, to make it EFI.

    I'd like to get this card recognized, so I can use it's full GPU power.

    Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!
  2. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008

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