Mac Pro graphics card question

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

  1. HawkEye40 macrumors member

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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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