Will the ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 upgrade card work in my 1st Gen. MacPro (2006)?

ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 upgrade card, MacPro 2006

  • Asked by Richard P from Los Angeles
  • Nov 12, 2012
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    if you read the other questions, one user says:
    "This card can be confirmed to run in a Mac Pro 1,1 model. I have it installed and am using it right now. The only thing that has yet to function ia audio output via the mini displayports.

    Yuki Leopard 10.6.4 AND the Yuki Leopard Graphics Update are required for this card to function as a 3D renderer (will function as a 2D raster device in 10.5.8, and in 10.6.3 and below, at least allowing you to install the card first and then update the software)."

    • Answered by Abrahim L from Savannah
    • Dec 4, 2012
  • If you spent the time to read, this was answered above:

    This card can be confirmed to run in a Mac Pro 1,1 model. I have it installed and am using it right now. The only thing that has yet to function ia audio output via the mini displayports.

    Snow Leopard 10.6.4 AND the Snow Leopard Graphics Update are required for this card to function as a 3D renderer (will function as a 2D raster device in 10.5.8, and in 10.6.3 and below, at least allowing you to install the card first and then update the software).

    • Answered by Tony O from Cedar Park
    • Dec 4, 2012