Video Card Suggestions for 1st Gen MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mister880, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. mister880 macrumors member

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    Greetings,

    My video card has died and I need to replace it. What options are there for a 1st gen Mac Pro 1,1?


    Kevin L.
    www.mister880.com
     
  2. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    Radeon HD5770 is a good option. You can get an Apple official one (not "supported" but works fine), or save yourself some money and get a PC one then flash the ROM so it works on a Mac.
     
  3. blackmajik2021 macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually in the boat for the same thing. Is there anything cheaper than the Radeon HD5770? I have a 512 ati x1900XT.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

    Mackilroy

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    Sure, if you want to flash a PC card. The 4870, 4890, 5770 and 5870 are all options.
     
  5. toxic macrumors 68000

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    fyi, I don't think any 5770s have been flashed to run perfectly on Mac, they all don't show the boot screen.
     
  6. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Which to some, isn't a big deal as long as the card works otherwise. A PC 5770 is a good $100 cheaper than the official Apple card.
     

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