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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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 8.7 x 4.7 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003Z6QH6M
  • Item model number: MC742ZM/A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 10, 2010

Product Description

Apple HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac ProThe ATI Radeon HD 5770 includes 1GB of GDDR5 memory, uses the PCI Express 2.0 interface and includes two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port. 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.Features:* 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. Display adapters are available to connect VGA displays.Compatibility:* Requires MacPro (Mid 2010 with 1333MHz DDR3 memory) with PCI Express 2.0 slot; Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later

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Installing this in my 2008 Mac Pro was a cinch!
Brian Doherty
If you need a replacement graphics card for your Early '08 Mac Pro, this works just fine.
D P Scott
It came next day as ordered and works like a gem!
J. Rifenburgh

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Jericho Hasselbush on February 7, 2011
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I finally bought this to replace a failing X1900XT that was having issues day in and day out. At first I had considered flashing a PC card just to save $80, but after dropping this card into a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 I am glad I didn't.

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.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By CMOS on December 5, 2010
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I too own a 2008 Mac Pro and replaced my aging Radeon 2600 with this puppy. First thing I noticed out of the box: it is HUGE compared to ATI and NVidia's older GPUs from a couple years ago. To the tune of 2x as wide and 2.5x as long. It also requires that you plug it into one of the 6 pin power adapters on your motherboard, which isn't hard but if you're not used to doing stuff like that it might be a little scary at first. Because of both of these factors I was worried it was going to be much noisier than my 2600 (drawing more power, larger fan) but ironically the opposite is true. This card is much quieter when booting up and makes no "extra" noise that I've heard (yet) during regular operations. I will be using this with the Adobe suite and some other GPU-intensive apps, will report back if I begin to hear any real noise issues.

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.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mark Reddick on January 31, 2011
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After much searching to see if this card would actually work with my 2006 1,1 Mac Pro, I'm happy to report that this card works great with it. It was very simple to replace my old graphics card with this one. I'm running an Apple 30" cinema display and an Apple 23" cinema display off this card and it is driving both displays without an issue. I've noticed a huge improvement in graphics performance with this card compared to the stock NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics card I still had in the Mac Pro.

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
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert Camner on May 27, 2011
Like several of the other reviewers, I needed to search carefully on the internet to verify that this Radeon 5770 video card would work in my 2006 Mac Pro (1,1). Apple has not "certified" it for use in this model. However, it worked perfectly for me, right out of the box, and took less than 10 minutes to install. It installed very easily; anyone who is comfortable opening up the side of their Mac Pro should find it a snap to install. For me this replaced a Radeon 1900GT 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!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Brian Doherty on November 16, 2010
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NOTE: The name / description for this item is incorrect. It is NOT a "Hard Drive", but is in fact the "Apple ATI Radeon 5770" graphics card upgrade for Mac Pro.

I'm currently running Windows 7 Ultimate on my Mac Pro, and this card is fully compatible. Installing this in my 2008 Mac Pro was a cinch! With this card and the existing video card in my system, I'm now able to simultaneously run two 30" and two 24" displays without breaking a sweat.
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