Mac pro late 2008 graphics card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MaxHarryson, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. MaxHarryson macrumors newbie

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    After about 2 years of faithful service, my 8800gt fudged up, leaving room for a new graphics card. However, i heard something about Mac pros not being able to use all graphic cards, only the ones that mac sells. Is this true ? I was looking at getting the Ati radeo 5870 thats 4500 crowns here in sweden (750ish dollars) which is awfully expensive. Would getting this card from a "normal" retailer still work ? because that would about half the price ? Otherwise, does any other new "badass" card like Gtx 590 work in my mac pro ?

    I am mostly using the w7 partition of it for gaming, producing, programming, mapping and, in the future, modelling/texturing.
    M mac partition is mostly for the occational school work, like PPPs and word documents.

    Thanks

    /Max
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    Visit the "Golden Guide" thread in my signature to learn the difference between Mac cards and PC cards.
     
  3. MaxHarryson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see... so I will basicly have to buy the Mac card or flash a PC card... Guess i will have to go with the mac card then, because my dad, who´s paying for it, probably wont approve of flashing. Thanks for your help !
     

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