then new 4870 card, and flashing questions

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dblester, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. dblester macrumors member

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    ok so i have a 2008 mac pro with the 8800gt card in it and i was thinking about upgrading to the 4870 but it is $350, and it has that stupid display port on it. so my question is if i were to get a PC 4870 card and flashed it would it work exactly the same as the mac one? or will be some problems and glitches that i will be running into? ive never looked into flashing a card till now so im totally new to the subject. thanks in advance
     
  2. grue macrumors 65816

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    How the hell could anyone here POSSIBLY know that yet?
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We know that it will be possible to do.

    We don't know if both DVI will work, as the Apple ROM will be, what, designed? for a Mini DisplayPort.
     
  4. grue macrumors 65816

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    It's "theoretically" possible, as is reflashing a PC 3870, but insofar as I'm aware nobody has pulled that one off a year later.
     

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