Radeon 5870 in a 2006 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wesker, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. wesker macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    I've been considering buying one of the new Radeon video card kits and throwing it in my 2006 Mac Pro.

    I would prefer the 5870 but for the most part, the opinion online is that it wouldn't work. However, I came across this link:


    So what gives? How did barefeats pull it off? Could it have been using the boot drive really played such a role? I kept reading it couldn't be done due to the lack of EFI64.

    My Mac Pro overview is:

  2. DualShock macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008

    I have been meaning to update the first post for a while, but still haven't gotten around to it.

    Towards the end of the thread there are a few folks that got a 5870 working in a 2006 1,1 Mac Pro.

    Also a former colleague of mine in the UK has a 5770 running in his 2006 Mac Pro.

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