Can I use the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics card in a Quad and 8 core MacPro built between 2006-2008?

  • Asked by Greg N from White Rock
  • Jan 25, 2011
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

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    I am using one right now on my 2008 8 core and love it. Keep in mind I purchased the 5870 card to game in bootcamp and have seen definite improvement over the previous GT8800 that blew up on me in Dec 09.
    As an editor I notice little improvement in FCP6 & Motion performance but that is not why I purchased the card.

    • Answered by Sze Chit H from Singapore
    • Jan 26, 2011
  • Works fine in my 2008 2x4x3.0Ghz.

    • Answered by Jay C from New Orleans
    • Jan 31, 2011