will the ATI Radeon HD 5870 work in a Mac Pro 3,1 8 Core early 2008

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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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, I have been using it for many months in the same machine driving two 27 inch Apple Cinema displays. Have also used a 285 and an 8800. The 5870 wins by a mile.

  • It does work BUT it is very difficult to get it into position and may need to flex the metal on the case or to trim a bit of the plastic on the card. neither of which is recommended. Take extreme care when installing it.

    That said It breaths new life into the 2008 model.