Mac Pro graphics card question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by HawkEye40, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. HawkEye40 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Hi guys,

    Just picked up a 2008 octo - love it to pieces. Only problem is it comes with the stock 2600XT GPU. I'm looking to upgrade, but I see the 5870 in the Apple store is a cool £337. Just want to ask you guys advice on GPU releases from apple - do the only ever release new GPU's with new Mac Pros? Looking around I see the new Mac Pros are likely to come Q4 / Q1 2012, and i'm not sure I can wait that long to see if any updated graphics cards come out.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Apple doesn't usually update the GPUs until the Mac Pro update. You could look into flashing a PC card to save some $ (or look at pre-flashed on eBay).

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