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  • Michaelworks Level 3 (695 points)
    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!
  • Diddrik Level 1 (0 points)
    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. =)
  • yaghani Level 1 (0 points)
    Will a 5770 bought at 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: K6H2C
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    Will a 5770 bought at 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.
  • dvd1970 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yes has the ATI Radeon 5770 for the MacPro. It even is the exact same part number as MC742ZM/A

  • stocky2605 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • JuanSkom Level 1 (0 points)
    Unless you place it in the double wide PCI Express slot it will take two spots.
  • JuanSkom Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got a modded Nvidia 8800 GTS, 512. Anyone that can tell me how these two compare?
  • miko57 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes it works.
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 (manuf. date 11/10/2010)
    purchased at
    Installs in Slot 1 (16x), power directly from motherboard
    Dual Xeon 2.66GHz
    4 drives installed
    7GB memory installed
    OS 10.6.5
    Boot rom MP11.005C.B08
    SMC Version 1.7f10
  • Rougewarrior Level 1 (0 points)
    Where can you get this power cable. Nothing came in the box. It's the same connector to the motherboard as to the graphics card, right?
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
  • 02_drummersteve_02 Level 1 (20 points)
    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!
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)
    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 3D and Core Image

    Radeon HD 5870 + 5770 2006 Mac Pro versus older GPUs

    5870 + 5770 versus older GPUs
  • jmac1957 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    Is it the Apple version of the card? Others will not work with OSX.
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