11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2013 3:03 PM by CGCOC
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We starting to get into Video editing and need to upgrade our video card.  We've a Quad core mac pro with a Radeon 2600 XT 256MB card and it's not up to the job.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

Solved by Grant Bennet-Alder on Feb 8, 2013 12:43 PM Solved

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010)


If you buy the PC-only version of the card, it will not show a picture under Mac OS X.

Reply by Grant Bennet-Alder on Feb 8, 2013 2:20 PM Helpful

Apple only recommends what they have exhaustively tested in Macs. They do not test in discontinued models. This card was issued for the 2010 model, and they have not tested it an anything else. They also do not recommend it for the [essentially unchanged] 2012 model.


But your friends here in the Apple discussions community can assure you it works in all models Mac Pro. If installed in Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1 , it will run slightly slower than its published benchmarks due to the PCIe 1 slots. In the Mac Pro 3,1 2008 model, it runs at full speed.


If you look at the questions posted in the online store, you will also see many who say, "Works in my older Mac Pro no problem."

Reply by The hatter on Feb 8, 2013 3:51 PM Helpful

you are getting bad info. and who/where and linknif you want more feedback.


pcie 2.0 you have.  apple does not do a real technical spec write up either, and misleading


there is a tech note about audiio over mdp or hdmi I have the note and url, as does Grant.

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