Radeon 5770 or 5870 for mac pro.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pat500000, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    I was thinking about upgrading to 5870 for graphic card. I currently have 5770. Is this 5870 any better?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. netkas macrumors 65816

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    7 years old videocard is so "new" to buy:oops:
     
  4. rawweb macrumors 6502a

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    What's absolutely astonishing to me is that the going price for a 5870 is above $200 USD. Look at the insane price OWC wants for a used card: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MC743ZMA/

    What gives, it's an ancient video card!
     
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    I think this really it depends on the output connections you want/need...
    Ive chosen for the 5770 2x mini display port, witch was easier and nicer on m ultrasharp monitors
     
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    My bad. I should have realized a Mac version would be 2.5x more expensive.
     
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    definitely not
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't expect "Mac" and "Vapor-X" to be anywhere near the same sentence :p

    OP - the mac edition of the 5770 uses a blower cooler design. Black case, red-colored blower. What do you need the video card for? Just general desktop use or do you use applications that can leverage it?

    I grabbed a 5770 as an upgrade to a GT120 as the 5770 has GDDR5 and faster speed. The primary driver for that purchase is that the GT120 can't keep up with the OS X GUI in 2560x1440 resolution; I'm seeing some sluggish behavior like I'm back on older Intel integrated graphics.
     
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    I just got 5,1 3.33 mhz and came with 5870 (from another thread I mentioned about 4,1 which I was planning to sell). Before I bought the computer, i was wondering how significant is it between 5770 and 5870. Editing and music...and doing regular word processing work.
     

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