- HD Compatible
- Mac Compatible
- Mini Display Port
Apple ATI Radeon 5770 1 GB ZML MC742ZM/A
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- ATI Radeon HD 5770 includes three video ports: two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port.
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For impressive graphics processing power, the ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory is a great choice for visual creative, scientific, and technical applications. ATI Radeon HD 5770 includes three video ports: two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port. This allows you to connect the 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display plus another Mini DisplayPort-based display, and a DVI-based display such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
Top Customer Reviews
The two mini-dvi ports are great, and help it connect wonderfully and painlessly to a 24" Apple LED Display. My machine now runs cooler, quieter and faster with this simple upgrade.
The only issue you may have if putting this into an older Mac Pro, is that you have to put it into the first PCI slot, otherwise it will run at a sub-optimal speed.
If you are going to get this card, you might as well get it on Amazon, and save a little, compared with getting it from Apple directly.
The best part about the card is its dual Mini DisplayPorts, but unfortunately because Apple doesn't make a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, you have to use 3rd party solutions to connect with a more expensive LCD for color accurate work, and it seems some of those monitors (NEC and Eizo) are not compatible with some of those cables (StarTech, maybe others). A lot of folks have been experiencing problems with this, so just expect that if you have one of those monitors, you may be relegated to using your DVI connection until the monitor manufacturers and/or cable companies can discover the cause of the problem and solve it.
Haven't tested with any hard-core games but benchmarks I've seen indicate it's a nice boost over the Radeon 4870, the best upgrade kit available before this one.
Update: For gamer types, I've been playing COD 4 regularly on high res/settings for a while now, and the card handles it easily and does not heat up / make any racket during play. This is probably the best GPU I've ever owned on Mac. Very happy with purchase.
I had tried playing some Wiindows games in Parallels and Fusion with my old card, but they pretty much were unplayable. The Windows game I mostly play is Dungeons and Dragons Online and I found it unplayable even at the lowest settings before. But, since installing this card, I can crank up the graphics to some pretty high settings and I can now play it at nice smooth frame rates under 64-bit Windows 7 in Parallels
Whoa, nelly!! What a huuuuuge difference a card makes. Motion that was always sluggish and took forever to play back any animation, feels like a power-house now. I'm working on a 3000+ x 600 pixel video animation and I'm getting 30fps playback in real time. No rendering. Previously, I was lucking if I got 5fps on a simple fade-in on a single graphic image. And rending sections that are more intensive now takes a few minutes rather that 10-15. Great improvement in speed and my ability to make adjustments that don't get bottled up. Final Cut also screams. Unlike another reviewer, I don't have any problems with Photoshop or Illustrator (CS5).
Three words: Get. This. Card.
One of the first things I noticed was that the card is much quieter and generates much less heat, both good advantages. I can't say I notice much obvious performance improvement, but I'm not a gamer and I don't need absolutely top performance in a video card.
I'm using the DVI output with the card. NOTE: Various sites say that the Mini Display ports on this card will only work in a 2006 Mac Pro if it is running at least version 10.6.4 of the Mac OS. The DVI port will work no matter what OS version is used.
For those who are tempted to buy the cheaper non-Mac version of this card, be forewarned that the non-Mac version will NOT work in a Mac right out of the box. It CAN be made to work in a Mac by flashing the ROM of the non-Mac version, but that isn't for the faint of heart!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just added a 2nd video card to a Mac Pro. I ordered this because it was the only video card with Prime shipping. When it arrived, it looked immaculate. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Chris F.
Smooth transaction and packaging kept the card safe and intact. The card was in perfect condition and looks so nice. Easy set up. Very happy!Published 29 days ago by Vinyl Destination
Great card and upgrade for my 5,1 Mac Pro. The old OEM ATI card sounded like a fighter jet. This model is much quieter. Very happy, thank you.Published 1 month ago by Franklin Curtismore
So far it works with my MACPRO 1,1 2007....can you believe it and still going strong!Published 3 months ago by honest A
For a product that's not officially licensed by Apple in this way. It's better in every way.Published 4 months ago by iciconnect
Installed in a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 and works great. The seller will advise you, probably, that to see the Apple boot up logo, you need to use the VGA port (to a DVI converter plug,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. Mitchell
Super quality, very good packing, both cards looks 99% new. Card working fine. All cabel n connectors provided properly.5 star rating to seller. Im very happy.Published 6 months ago by TARUN
My older MacPro seemed to be dying a slow death. I had tried everything up until someone pointed out it might be the video card. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Repp