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Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2010 9:35 AM (in response to Julian Vrieslander)I have this installed in my 2006 Mac Pro. DVI is my 30" and mini is the 23". I'm sure I could switch them around, but my adapter is the single passive, not the dual active. It is my understanding you need the active to drive a 30" from the mini? I upgraded from a 3870 and cannot believe how quiet my MP has become. The fan in the 3870 was loud. I don't know if I see much of a difference in casual use, but everything seems snappier than before. My heavy lifting photography apps respond faster but I haven't had a chance to load up and test CS5, my HDR software, and AutoPanoPro. I suspect I will see much improvement and the fan to kick in, LOL. The card defaulted to the first mini, so I recommend using your main only to get it going. I had both monitors attached and at first thought it wouldn't work, my bad. Highly recommended!MP 2.66 8GB ATI 3870 MBP (3) 20" iMac iPhone 3GS 32, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Canon 5D 10D 20D DSLRs L glass a large Windoze network
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2010 1:25 PM (in response to James Webster3)Does the HD 5770 support 3 monitors on a Mac Pro 1.1 ?
I have three 20" cinema displays, will they require any special adapters like the dual link dvi adapter or will they work with the regular DVI to mini display adapter? I understand there is one dvi port and two mini display ports on the card, unsure as to what adapters i should get for monitor 2 and 3.
Any help would be much appreciated. =)Mac Pro (1.1), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2010 10:29 PM (in response to Diddrik)Will a 5770 bought at amazon.com work in the first generation Mac Pro? Or do we have to buy the 5770 kit from Apple? There's a $100 price difference between the two. Here's the 5770 link to amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-100283-3L/dp/B0035 K6H2CDual 3GHz MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2010 10:36 PM (in response to yaghani)
Will a 5770 bought at amazon.com work in the first generation Mac Pro?
Not with OSX.
Or do we have to buy the 5770 kit from Apple?
Yes, if you want it to work with OSX.Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS 4.1
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2010 7:51 PM (in response to Malcolm Rayfield)Yes Amazon.com has the ATI Radeon 5770 for the MacPro. It even is the exact same part number as Apple.com. MC742ZM/A
daveMac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2010 8:07 AM (in response to James Webster3)Today I replaced my XT1900 with the HD5770 in my 2006 MacPro 1,1
Power off, replace, Power on, ready. It's that simple.
The card is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH more silent. One of the most important changes to me. The MacPro is really very silent now, I'm happy.Mac Pro 2x Xeon, Macbook Pro, OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Nikon D300, D700, 14-300mm/1.8-2.8
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2010 7:34 PM (in response to James Webster3)Yes it works.
ATI Radeon HD 5770 (manuf. date 11/10/2010)
purchased at Amazon.com
Installs in Slot 1 (16x), power directly from motherboard
Dual Xeon 2.66GHz
4 drives installed
7GB memory installed
Boot rom MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version 1.7f10Mac multiples, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2010 8:28 PM (in response to Rougewarrior)<http://www.svideo.com/x1900.html>
<http://www3.shopping.com/ATI-Power-Cable-For-Radeon-X1900-MAC-G5-Edition/info>Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3GS 4.2.1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2010 5:37 AM (in response to Malcolm Rayfield)Hi all,
I too own a 2006 Mac Pro, and thinking of getting an Apple Cinema Display. To make it work, I'm considering getting one of the 5770 cards too.
I'm currently running an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT. I don't know an awful lot about graphics cards - the main reason for changing card is to enable compatibility with the ACD!
I don't, however, want to buy the card just for the sake of the display, if the card is a downgrade from the NVIDIA. I'm willing to spend a little extra to get the display running, but NOT if it's a downgrade from what I have now!
Any thoughts? Many thanks!MacBook 2Ghz, MacPro Dual Core 2.66Ghz x 2, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Logic Pro 7.2.3
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2010 7:17 AM (in response to 02_drummersteve_02)Ah, you are looking at 2005 low low end card (7300GT) and a more recent ATI from 2009-2010. No, it won't be a downgrade or anything, but your system has to be running 10.6.5, and there is no 10.6.5 DVD as far as I know yet, 10.6.3 and then upgrade.
Lucky that your 7300 still works.
I'd suggest looking at some reviews and benchmarks, though next to impossible to side by side of 7300 vs 5770. 10GB/sec vs 100GB? or 256MB VRAM vs 1GB? plus all the processing cores.
Barefeats tests X1900 - 3870 - 2600 - 8800 - 4870 - 285 - 5770 + 5870
GTX 285 vs GT120 / 4870 / 8800 / 3870
http://www.barefeats.com/nehal14.html 3D and Core Image
Radeon HD 5870 + 5770 2006 Mac Pro versus older GPUs
5870 + 5770 versus older GPUs
http://www.barefeats.com/wst10g6.htmlMac Pro 8800GTX, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 3.2GHz 10K VelociRaptors Win7 GTX 460
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2011 10:55 PM (in response to Rougewarrior)I just installed this card. I opened photoshop cs5 and the open GL will not recognize the card. I looked in the profiler in the PCI cards are and it indicates no driver is installed. Can't locate the driver at ATI either. Anyone know more about this? Its brand new. I need to return if I cant get it going.Mac Pro, MBP Core-Duo, iMac i7, G5 PPC as a NAS Server, iPad 3g/Wifi, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Airport Extreme, 3-Airport Express for airtunes