Sapphire Radeon NITRO R9 380X In Mid 2012 Mac Pro Running Windows 10 via Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by epjohnson, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. epjohnson macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2017
    The Radeon 5870 that came in my Mid 2012 Mac Pro is becoming outdated. I'm wondering if it's possible to upgrade the GPU to a Sapphire Radeon NITRO R9 380X. I'm mostly using the Mac Pro to play games in Windows 10 through Bootcamp, so if sacrificing macOS compatibility is necessary to receive the benefits of a Sapphire Radeon NITRO R9 380X, it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
    System specifications:
    Two Intel Xeon E5645 @ 2.4GHz Turbo Boost to 2.6GHz
    Each processor has 6 cores and 12 threads
    48 gigs ECC DDR3
    AMD Radeon HD 5870
    Currently running to two 1080P Asus monitors

    Thanks for any help or advice you have to offer!
  2. jdasikainen macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2016
    Bald Knob Arkansas
    the 380s are full Mac compatible so you will be good to go
  3. epjohnson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2017
    Awesome; Thank you!
  4. pwdiesel macrumors newbie


    May 18, 2012
    Northern Virginia
    I'm not able to get Radeon R9 280 in bootcamp with windows 7.

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