Radeon 5870 in a 2006 Mac Pro?

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

  1. wesker macrumors member

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    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:

    http://www.barefeats.com/wst10g3.html

    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

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1002692

    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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