WARNING: only compatible with HDCP capable displays!
As a warning to all that try and upgrade a older machine, this card performs great but you will loose access to all iTunes HD content if you do not have a HDCP capable display. So it is either the nice Apple 30" display or the HD 5870 card but not both.
Any suggestions would be nice before I send the HD 5870 back?
- Asked by Craig N from Cambridge
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)
Product No Longer Available
2 Answers from the Community
The 30" ACD will still work with the 5870, but only if the monitor is driven from the MDP using a MDP->DVI dual link adapter ($99 from Apple). That adapter is HDCP compliant.
- Answered by Howard M from Deerwood
The 27” LED will work also for iTunes HD content.
- Answered by Kenneth G from Beaverton