New Radeons in 1,1 Mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Arkados, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Arkados macrumors regular

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    Just saw that Ati released the new low cost 6670, 6570, and 6450, anyone know if you could possible put these in a 1,1 Mac pro, of course after flashing using Zues or from a PC?
     
  2. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also wondering about this, especially compared to other cards.
     
  3. Arkados thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ive been looking into getting a new video card for my 1,1 mac pro for some time but I dont want to pay upwards of 250$ for an apple one just to find out its uncompatable with the mac pro, or drop 250$ on a card that i can get for 150$ on newegg and flash it :p
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

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    Haven't we already established the 5770 is compatible with all Mac Pros?
     
  5. 100Years macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I believe the 5770 will work with the '06 models, but you need at least SL 10.6.4 (I think) in order to have functioning MDPs.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    You need 10.6.4 for the cards to work on any machine, but I believe with any version of OS X you can get basic display, even over MDP.
     
  7. 100Years macrumors regular

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    Just curious: what was the final verdict on the 5870 and the '06/'07 models?
     
  8. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    YES

    However, it's probably better to get a 5770 as you will be bottlenecked by other parts of your machine and won't be able to take full advantage of the 5870's POWAH
     
  9. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    no.
     

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