upgrading to a radeon 4870 video card

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Luis Ortega, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I have the 2008 mac pro and am planning to upgrade to the radeon 4870 video card but I was wondering if it will cause any problems when using windows in bootcamp?
    Will I need to reinstall windows in bootcamp and all of the windows software after putting in the radeon card?
    Will the radeon card give snow leopard a better performance boost than keeping the 8800gt card currently in my mac pro?
    I am primarily interested in video editing.
     
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    It shouldn't cause issues. Just uninstall the old drivers for your last video card. Boot into windows and install new ATI catalyst drivers.
    It is a pretty painless process.
     
  3. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
     

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