video card to replace an ATI 3870 on a Mac pro 1.1 (2006)?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by darshie76, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. darshie76 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hi all

    I am planning to upgrade my ATI 3870 with 512 Mb with something more modern (I cannot afford a brand new mac pro at the moment); so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion.

    I mainly use the computer for 3d applications (maya, c4d, poser); and sometimes games too (mainly lord of the rings online, star trek online; call of duty and rpg games); so anything with DX10 support on windows would be great (I have bootcamp with W7 to play games).

    Thanks in advance!
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
  3. darshie76 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Thanks for the reply!

    Is the 5870 much better than the 5770? I see that there is a 200 dollars difference in price.

    And I also need to plug in 2 monitors that are not apple (a 22 inch samsung and a 23 inch LG); can i do that with the 5870?


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