Video Card Suggestions for 1st Gen MacPro

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

  1. mister880 macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2002

    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.
  2. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    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

    Dec 19, 2010
    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


    Jun 29, 2006
    Sure, if you want to flash a PC card. The 4870, 4890, 5770 and 5870 are all options.
  5. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    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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