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
  • Nov 24, 2010
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

  • Best Answer:

    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
    • Nov 27, 2010
  • The 27” LED will work also for iTunes HD content.

    • Answered by Kenneth G from Beaverton
    • Nov 25, 2010