Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2011 5:43 AM (in response to Jay Nungesser)
yes it can be purchased but first, you are shopping for an Apple version, right?
OWC shows the cable, they also sell separately (maybe why they charge more?)
Amazon had customer photos but not showing one.
I was under the impression that Apple would/was including the cable.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2011 6:47 AM (in response to The hatter)
Fantastic, thanks. And yes, it's definitely included when buying from Apple or OWC -- I was referring to used cards I've found online, as well as a couple of discount retailers that don't seem to include the cable.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2011 7:11 AM (in response to Jay Nungesser)
I am in the middle of this myself. I purchased a gigabyte 5870 but it only comes with two graphics power cables that are used to connect to a pc powersupply. The mac pro only had one graphics powersupply cable that came with the previous card. My new card requires two cables. So I purchase a another cable from owc. But the concern I have with the new super powerful card is sound. The fans are lound and make my mac pro sound like a hairdryer.
I am seriouly considering taking the card back. But on the other hand, this is a very high end card and should make the mac show some very pretty pictures. I did not purchase the card from a mac store - the card I got is for a pc and it does not say anything about supporting a mac. Which is also another concern I have. What happens when you plug in a pc video card into a mac?
Does anyone know?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2011 7:29 AM (in response to delnorte)
you know how to use PC version... AMD redid 6970 to have dual BIOS, two quieter fans, and has one BIOS for high performance, otherwise it runs quietly.
why this is "same" beat me, it is not.
maybe you want to do the right thing, not hijack, start a thread instead.