Mac Pro 4,1 Graphic card upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ralfi611, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. ralfi611 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Is it possible to use HD6950/ HD6970 as my display card in Mac Pro 4,1?
    I'd like to use them on Mac OS 10.7 & Windows 7 both.

    Thanks. :)
  2. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    Why bovva?

    Several tech savvy Hackintoshers and masochists have been experimenting with those cards but if you follow their reports it is a big pain in the arse from start to finish. Better to use established and easier used cards than spend huge efforts for a crippled system.
    If you enjoy bashing your head against a wall then head over to and have a go with them:
  3. ralfi611 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Thanks for your recommend.
    So, I should use a HD5870? Any other choice?
  4. MaddieBrad macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2007
    New York City
    Is it possible that there will be an official apple upgrade above the 5870 for GPU's soon?
  5. damir00 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2011
    It seems a reasonable bet, given we appear to be within weeks of the next GPU generation (or at least parts of the next generation) launching.
  6. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    I use a 6870 in my 4,1. No mess. Plugged it in and it works. I did flash it with netkas' method but it didn't change much other than I see a boot screen.
  7. ralfi611 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
  8. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    That would be worth it if you are booting into windows but you could use boot loader. Im thinking of getting rid of my 5770 and getting the 6870.

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