How does the ATI Radeon HD 5870 compare to the nvidia GTX 285?
I am wondering if the consensus is - based on PC tests - that for most apps/games the 5870 is a clear upgrade to the now defunct nvidia GTX 285 for mac?
- Asked by Daniel O from South Pasadena
- Nov 7, 2010
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)
Product No Longer Available
2 Answers from the Community
To put it simply, the ATI 5870 has defeated the GTX 295 in tests.
- Answered by Tom H
- Nov 9, 2010
I tried to upgrade from the GTX 285 to the 5870. So far I can it only get the dvi port to work, not the display port. I tried 3 monitors; 27" LED, 24" LED (both with display port) and an older 20" (dvi). The dvi works with the 20" or if I use a dvi to display port adapter for the 24". The 27" won't work correctly with the adapter and the resolution won't go up past 1200x800. Not sure if it's a driver or hardware issue yet. I want a clean Mac OS test before I tackle bootcamp with Windows7. Then I will do an A-B comparison with COD Blackops
- Answered by Robert P from Huntington Beach
- Jan 5, 2011