Question about Mac Pro graphics cards

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by The Final Cut, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
    so if I have a GT 120, and I buy a 4870 of newegg, can I flash it? Also how loud is this card? I used to have a alienware desktop with a GTX 280 and it was loud as all hell. Also can I switch between graphics cards when not gaming?
  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    you'd probably get a better deal out of a 5770, about the same performance as a 4870, but most are still close enough (see netkas' forums for successful models, and roms) to the reference design they are being successfully flashed with modified apple roms, it also uses only one power cable vs the two the 4870 uses. I've heard the 5770s are quieter (and use less power for the same level of performance) than the 4870s. If you flashed it to mac, you wouldn't need to switch cards, but you could if you wanted to, a dvi switch is probably the easiest solution.

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