will the ATI Radeon HD 5870 work in a Mac Pro 3,1 8 Core early 2008
- Asked by Walter V from Everett
- Nov 27, 2011
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)
Product No Longer Available
2 Answers from the Community
Yes, I have been using it for many months in the same machine driving two 27 inch Apple Cinema displays. Have also used a 285 and an 8800. The 5870 wins by a mile.
- Answered by David M from Morgan
- Nov 29, 2011
It does work BUT it is very difficult to get it into position and may need to flex the metal on the case or to trim a bit of the plastic on the card. neither of which is recommended. Take extreme care when installing it.
That said It breaths new life into the 2008 model.
- Answered by John P from Edmonton
- Oct 25, 2013