Mac pro late 2008 graphics card

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

  1. MaxHarryson macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    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.


  2. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    Visit the "Golden Guide" thread in my signature to learn the difference between Mac cards and PC cards.
  3. MaxHarryson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    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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