does this card require 2 pcie slots?

  • Asked by Audun B
  • Aug 29, 2010
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

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4 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Yes. The lowest slot in the Mac Pro is double-wide, however, so you'll still have three open slots if needed.

    • Answered by Nathaniel P from Derby
    • Sep 8, 2010
  • Yes, both the 5770 and 5870 occupy 2 slots.

    • Answered by Joseph M from Martinez
    • Sep 2, 2010
  • No and yes. The card is twice as thick as other cards, so it will use twice the space, taking up the space of the slot above it, however, to take full advantage of the card, you would install it in the lowest card slot which is the high speed 16x wide PCI slot, which Apple have designed to take a double wide card and not take up the space of another slot.

    Just install it into slot 1 and you'll be fine.


    Cheers
    Grant

    • Answered by Grant S from Bexley
    • Nov 30, 2011
  • Yes and No. The heatsink is a double-slot wide solution, so the height of the card will prevent you from using the slot right above where you plug this card into, but it only actually plugs into one slot.

    • Answered by Jeremy S from Lawrencetown
    • Sep 9, 2010