- Mac Compatible
- Mini Display Port
Apple ATI 5870 - ZML Standalone Kit MC743ZM/A
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- The ATI Radeon HD 5870 includes 1GB of GDDR5 memory, uses the PCI Express 2.0 interface, and includes two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port.
- Compatibility:-Requires Mac Pro (Mid 2010) or Mac Pro (Early 2009) with PCI Express 2.0 slot-Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
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Also, the card I received looks like the card that is under the smaller one as shown in the picture. It is around 12 inches long and will span the entire length of the PCI bay. For nontechnical people, these are double-wide cards and you should probably install the card in slot one, the lowest slot, if you need to use the other PCIe slots as it will cover the adjacent slot if installed in slot two or three. It will not work in slot four, the uppermost slot, because of its size.
Another reviewer mentions using this card as well as the old card in his computer. (As an aside, there is no "Late 2008" Mac Pro. The 3,1 was the only model released in 2008 and it was produced until March 2009.) This is not recommended as there will be no performance increase as the cards will not work together.Read more ›
It arrived today and it's installed. A new monitor is on the way....but even my 10 year old Apple Cinema screen looks immensely better. Aperture and Final Cut Pro both show improvements.
While tens of thousands of Mac users await a new Mac Pro in 2012, along with me, at least I've updated my old system to the latest specs and I'm happy.
When the new Pro comes out, I'll keep this system for legacy editing projects and get a few more years out of it.
I'm very satisfied, with pretty much everything.
Fortunately I had previously ordered the ATI 5770 and decided to order the 5870 because it was faster. Lucky for me I replaced with the 5770 ran a benchmark test and the speed is the same! I kept the 5770 and sent the 5870 back to the seller.
Apple is right the 5870 is to be used on newer macs and not on later 2008 quad cores. I have a dual processor quad core 2.8. and the 5770 works much better and open GL is much faster now.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BOARD FOR OLDER MACS LIKE SOME REVIEWERS SAY. AT LEAST IF YOU ARE USING MODO, VUE AND ZBRUSH. PHOTOSHOP SEEMS TO WORK FINE. I DON'T USE VIDEO SOFTWARE. THE ATI 5770 WORKS GREAT AND MAKES SCREEN REDRAW MUCH FASTER.
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I just received and installed the card on my MacPro early 2008. The upper port does not work, but the lower port works. Read morePublished 3 days ago by David L. Forney
I bought this as the flashed version from JAG.
Been using this for 4 months now in a Mac Pro 3,1 to drive two monitors (1920x1080 and 1680x1050)
Because it is... Read more
This Item didn't work in my machine due to technical issues. Was a bit difficult to return the item. Still pending refund.Published 2 months ago by dataman
Bought about a year ago, I've had this installed for last six months or so and works very smoothly. (Although upgrading the CPU at the same time may have helped with that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by frankdog
Bingo! This came up right away, get an SSD and its like a new Mac. I turned a 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 into a powerhouse!Published 11 months ago by Drinkster
Ordered this from an Amazon seller, and was, as I've so often been in the past, pleasantly surprised by the level of concern and service that went with the sale. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cruising Sailor