Will This 5870 Flash Okay?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by slughead, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. slughead macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    I searched, I googled, I couldn't find a list of reports of people successfully flashing this card. Will it work okay and work with my MP 1,1? Note the HDMI

    VisionTek - ATI Radeon HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionT...1218252931533&skuId=1359655&st=5870&cp=1&lp=2
    [​IMG]
    it's got 6 display ports on it (WTF?!)

    Keep in mind I only use DVI (not even dual link), although HDMI would be nice :)

    Yes, I know it's overpriced, but I have a best buy gift card so it's magically worth it
     
  2. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to see a 2 GB 5870 posted as flashed and good to go.
    My advice would be stick to what others have managed already, as it is more expensive than the Apple one it really doesn't look worth the risk.
    I think it would be magically a right pain in the arse.
     
  3. slughead thread starter macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    That's what I wanted to do, but there weren't any other models in stock at best buy.
     
  4. mogallin macrumors member

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  5. slughead thread starter macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    Thanks! that's exactly what I was looking for.... and the card isn't on the list :(

    oh well

    thanks guys
     
  6. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    It is unlikely that it will work because there is no Apple eqvivalent, therefore OSX probably lacks drivers for six port output.
     
  7. slughead thread starter macrumors 68040

    slughead

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    I'd be happy with 2 ports working, I read that other 3-port cards support 2 (and when you plug in a 3rd, it doesn't work until you unplug one of the others).

    Again, I'd prefer to buy a cheaper card that's assured to work, but Best Buy doesn't have any others. Looks like I should sell my gift card on craigslist at a loss and buy a different one.
     

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