what would I need to replace ATI Radeon X1900 XT graphic card

  • Asked by Julie S from Pleasant Plain
  • Feb 26, 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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  • Best Answer:

    Assuming you have:
    -a 2006 or better MacPro tower
    -Snow Leopard 10.6.4 or better installed (for 5870 SW drivers)
    -the knowledge to swap a PCI card and plug a couple of cables in to the MacPro's motherboard

    You need nothing extra.
    (the card ships with 2 6-pin power cords)

    According to other posts in this forum, the 5870 works just fine in all MacPro towers.

    • Answered by Chris S from San Jose
    • Mar 7, 2011