Can this be attached to a Mac mini?

I want to connect a 5 MP medical monitor to a Mac mini. Can this graphic card be attached to a Mac mini?

  • Asked by Hiral Jerajani K from Muscat
  • Apr 8, 2013
  • Asked about:  ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade…

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    There are two answers here, no but yes....let me explain.

    The no answer:

    The ATI Radeon 5770 Graphics Card is a full length PCIe card that fits into a Mac Pro tower with PCI expansion slots. You Mac Mini does not have any of these slots, so it physically can't be installed.

    Now the yes answer:

    You can purchase a Sonnet Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis and install the card into that and then have it connected to your Mac Mini's Thunderbolt Port. This would technically give you the same result and functionality, but don't quote me here. The Sonnet Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis is around 3-4 times the cost of the ATI Radeon 5770 Graphics Card itself so unless you have deep pockets, it may be cost prohibitive.

    You'd be better off buying a second hand Mac Pro if you want to make use of this card.

    Cheers

    Grant

    • Answered by Grant S from Bexley
    • Apr 10, 2013