Mac Pro :: Which Model XFX Graphics XFX RADEON HD 4890 Should Pick?

Mar 1, 2010

which XFX model seems to be the best choice for flashing?Mac Mall has this one reasonableXFX RADEON HD 4890 1.0 GB DDR5MacMall Part #: 7933692 Mfr. Part #: HD489XZSFAre there any cards which fit better then others ?

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Mac Pro :: ATI Radeon 4890 Compatibility List

Oct 10, 2009

I've been lurking for far too here goes my first post! So I've read through the whole of Cindori's thread titled "Ultimate Thread: 4890 in Mac Pro", trying to figure out exactly which Radeon 4890 would be a compatible and reliable solution for flashing to work on Snow Leopard 10.6.1, Mac Pro 1,1. To my disappointment, I'm more confused now than I was when I first started reading the thread. Why? because cards have gone through revisions and what was working then, now no longer works or has problems. Example: Sapphire cards seem to be what to look for since that was what Cindori used, but "newer" Sapphire cards, even though they may look like reference cards, don't seem to work; older XFX cards worked (and only ZDFC from what I understand), but newer revisions no longer work, etc.

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Mac Pro :: 'SL Graphics Update' Work With Flashed Cards (4870/4890)?

Aug 6, 2010

Apparently, Apple is seeding updated Graphics drivers .

Can any of our GPU gurus hazard a guess at whether these will benefit those of us with flashed cards, or will they more likely brick them, or do we just not know until we test them?

I don't want to get my hopes up for improvements that might never happen!

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Mac Pro :: Radeon 5870 In 2006 Model?

Dec 8, 2010

I've been considering buying one of the new Radeon video card kits and throwing it in my 2006 Mac Pro. I would prefer the 5870 but for the most part, the opinion online is that it wouldn't work. However, I came across this link: [URL:...] So what gives? How did barefeats pull it off? Could it have been using the boot drive really played such a role? I kept reading it couldn't be done due to the lack of EFI64.

Model Name:Mac Pro
Model Identifier:MacPro1,1
Processor Name:Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed:3 GHz
Number Of Processors:2
Total Number Of Cores:4
L2 Cache (per processor):4 MB
Memory:4 GB
Bus Speed:1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version:MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system):1.7f10

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Mac Pro :: Apple Radeon 5770 / 5870 In Pre 2010 Model?

Aug 27, 2010

seeing as there's at least 3 threads on this topic, and I've been posting in all of them, I figured I'd create this thread to help consolidate the info we know so far. Please note, this is for *OFFICIAL* Apple Radeon 5770/5870 cards, NOT flashed cards. I'll also try to keep it updated with more info as it comes in. Also, feel free to chime in if something is wrong.

- 5870 and 5770 work with no some issues in 2009 and 2008 Mac Pro's

- UPDATE: Weepul pointed out that Rob-ART from Barefeats had some trouble with a 30" Cinema Display and a MDP --> dual link DVI adapter on 2008/09/10 models, though he thinks this may be due to a bad adapter

- UPDATE 2: Rob-ART says OWC got a 30" working on MDP of 5870. (post)- UPDATE 3: grey17 says the 5770 works in 2009 Mac Pro (link)- 5870 and 5770 work in SOME 2006 Mac Pro's:

- Rob-ART from Barefeats says it works.

- OWC says the 5770 only works with DVI works flawlessly on 2006/2007 (MDP and DVI) (post) (confirmed by netkas), and the 5870 doesn't work at all. (link).......

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Mac Pro :: Installing HIS Radeon Hard Drive 4870 512MB DDR5 In 2006 Model?

Jul 29, 2009

I bought HIS Radeon HD4870 512MB DDR5 for my Mac Pro 2006 1.1. The first problem I've found it that card will not fit to slot 1, because of too long screws. So I installed it in slot 2, leaving 7300GT in slot 1. The next problem was how to get rid of these power cables - I've tried the more elegant way taking that molex adapter under HDD trays, but cables where too short So I installed them on the right of Superdrive's tray. Now on Mac OS X I got kernel panic (probably the injector thing). On Windows Vista card is detected, but automatically disabled (probably not enough power or just PCI-EX 1x slot is not compatible). Here are photos from the operation. I'll try to install Accelero S1 rev. 2 with Noctua 120 mm fan and will see how things go I've also ordered two special Apple PCI-EX power connectors from Austria.

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PowerPC :: ATI Radeon X1650 Graphics Card Compatibility?

Apr 22, 2007

Can someone tell me if I could put a ATI Radeon X1650 Pro graphics card in a 800 MHz PowerMac? I know that the PowerMac uses AGP, and that card is agp, so will it work? If it doesent, could you point me out to some cards that will?

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Mac Pro :: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics With 256MB Won't Picked Up Under Vista

Mar 9, 2008

for some reason ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256MB card doesnt support 1920x1200 under windows vista via bootcamp and only picks up the dvi on one of the 2 dvi.

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Mac :: Early 2008 Mac Pro Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 4870

Apr 6, 2009

I recently just purchased one of the early 2008 Mac Pro Desktops, model number MA970LL/A and am trying to upgrade the video card in it. It comes standard with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 xt, and I would like to upgrade to an ATI Radeon HD 4870. I don't know that it will work though, I know that the NVIDEA that comes standard in the early 2009 Mac Pro does not work in the early 2008 Model. Does anyone have any information on this or know if that will work?

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Desktops :: Graphics Card Heat Problem: Radeon HD3870

Jan 29, 2010

I'm worried about too much heat and wearing out fans in both the card and my Mac.

Below are the conditions, but first:

-Is it normal for this kind of card to run ALL the time? How do I know if it's acting correctly?

-Given the heat and fan speed info below, are my Mac and internal drives OK?

-Am I risking any breakdowns? Due to heat or fans running too much... or?

-Do all graphics cards cause the fans to run like this? Is there a cooler card out there?

MacPro Xeon / Dual 2.66 processor / 4 GB RAM
Radeon HD3870 Card in Bottom slot
E-Sata card in top slot.
No other cards installed
4 Terabyte Internal Drives

Temperatures (in fahrenheit): (via iStat widget)
HardDrives: 110 / 104 / 108 / 97
CPU A: 95
CPU B: 92
Expansion Slots: 95
Ambient: 76

Fan Speeds:
Exhaust: 599
CPU Fan: 499
Power Supply: 599
HD/Expansion: 501

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IMac :: ATI Radeon 4670 And OpenCL - Supported Graphics Cards?

Oct 21, 2009

In the tech specs for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard it only lists the ATI Radeon 4850 and 4870 for supported graphics cards for OpenCL so does this new 4670 support OpenCL? I think it would be pretty silly to have the cheaper iMac with the GeForce 9400M support it but not the next step up with a dedicated card.

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Windows On Mac :: Best Graphics Driver For Radeon HD4850 Win7 BootCamp

Aug 3, 2010

I have a late 2009 27" iMac i7 with the Radeon 4850, I am running windows 7 64 bit on bootcamp for gaming. I was wanting to know if anybody has found which is the best performing graphics driver, I am currently using the driver installed via bootcamp 3.0, the driver from bootcamp 3.1 messed up the colour detail (would not display 32bit colours properly). Has anybody found a decent functional driver from ATI or have modded a driver for better performance? Those people who have successfully played top end games at high settings what driver do you use?

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IMac :: Won't Upgrade Graphics Card ATI Radeon 2600 Pro To Geforce 8800 GT

Nov 14, 2008

I purchased my Mac a few weeks ago, wanting to both upgrade my computer.......and play Diablo 3. I do always want the best out of my systems and the person who sold me the mac told me it would be fairly easy to upgrade the card...well he was wrong. He also told me a few days later not to worry about upgrading since the system is already great.

I went to a local Mac store and asked about the upgrade and found out it would be close to or above a grand for the part from Apple and the labor.

Heres the breakdown:

$875 - Card
$130 - Labor
$15 - Shipping (from apple)

Are there any other ways to find this part online cheaper and just hopefully pay for the labor?

I just really dont want to pay a grand just to upgrade my damn video card, and I know within the new year Apple will release a much better fast computer and I'll be mad. I really wish it wasn't such a hard upgrade.

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IMac :: Using Graphics Card In Next Model?

Oct 7, 2009

with this talk of new imacs and mac mini's I thought it would be fun to speculate on what gfx card they may choose to include in the high end model. After a little searching around on what mobile cards are around my bet is on the Geforce GTS 160m. They seem to be going almost exclusively with Nvidia with the exception of the 4850.

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IMac :: 24 Inch IMac Graphics Card To Ati Radeon

Sep 16, 2009

I recently read somewhere that I can actually change the graphics card on my mac. If so where can I buy the ATI Radeon 4850 graphics card? and how much will that set me back?And could I get this upgrade done by my local nextbyte retail store?If it is possible to have nextbyte upgrade my card would they send it off to apple?
I really just need this card so I can play aoe3 on all settings high and be able to handle games like cod4, quake and all those graphic hungry games.

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IMac :: I3 3.06ghz 2010 Model Versus Mac Pro 3.0ghz 2007 Model?

Sep 1, 2010

I am about to buy a computer and just been doing some research. When I went to best buy and ran a geekbench score on the imac it was like around 5800.

A seller on ebay who is selling a Mac Pro 3.0 ghz just ran the score and posted the results of 6214


Based off of this score alone wouldn't it mean that the 2007 Mac Pro is faster than the newer 2010 imac

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MacBook Pro :: 13" - 2010 Model Versus 2009 Model

Oct 31, 2010

I am trying to decide whether to get the 2010 model or the cheaper 2009 model. These are the differences that I've found so far for the base model. For arguments sake, let's say they both have 4gb ram (most people selling them have upgraded to 4gb)

2010: 2.4ghz, longer battery, nvidia 320m

2009: 2.26ghz, (slightly) shorter battery, nvidia 9400m

Having a slightly slower cpu, less battery life (about 7 hours rather than 9) and a slightly weaker gpu don't bother me so much, as I will be mostly using the macbook pro for internet surfing and writing word documents

My question is, are there any other differences? (that would make me go for the 2010 rather than the 2009 model) - maybe differences in the display? shape? something else?

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MacBook Air :: 1.86 Late 2008 Model Versus 2010 Model

Nov 2, 2010

i am contemplating buying a late 2008 mbp air i found for $800 on CL. it has the 1.86 ghz 2gig ram and an 128 gb ssd. would that be comparable to the new 2010 version? i know the new one will edge it out, but by how much? i do a lot of art using flash, illustrator, and ps but just want to use this machine occasionally when i travel, ill have another machine for the heavy lifting if needed be. is that a good deal? or should i just wait and get the 2010 version which is double that?

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Hardware :: Is Airport Express Model MB321LLA The Newest Model?

Jan 14, 2009

is the model MB321LLA for Airport Express the newest model which is current selling at Apple?

because I saw some sellers selling this model and I wanna get it but when I check, I don't see the the newest model number they are currently selling

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MacBook Pro :: 2.66GHz New Model Versus Previous Model Conundrum?

Aug 28, 2009

PC World (in the UK) are selling the old 2.66GHz 15" model for �1,149 (rather than �1,499 for the new model).

The differences between it and the new model are summarised below (as I understand them)

Battery: Old: 5hr, New:7hr non-swappable
Display: New: Better colour gamut (apparently?)
Processor: Old: 6MB cache, New: 3MB cache
Card bay: Old: Express34, New: SD

Of the above only the battery life is of any relevance to me (unless the display quality is really that different?). The SD card would be marginally more useful than the Express card.

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MacBook Pro :: Ditching My A1226 Model MBP For The Newer Model?

Sep 9, 2009

I've been contemplating recently (as most mac users do) about switching my 2 year old MBP (2.2 ghz, 2gb ram, 8600m) to the new MBP (15" 2.8, newer gfx, touchpad and a few minor details).

I've been eying the ebay prices for some time and my particular model (with charger, snow leopard, original accessories but w/o box) is valued at about 700gbp. Perhaps people might disagree with me here - how much is it really worth ?

My main point / question is really at what point should I ditch the existing MBP in favor of the new mbp - does it really offer me that much of a benefit at this time to upgrade? I'd sure like the new graphics card in there (is it really that much better?) but I'm not sure there's a significant enough difference there.

On the other hand if I wait much longer the MBP will become pretty devalued and not get me much back for the new and improved MBP - maybe apple's going to improve them soon anyway?

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Mac Pro :: How To Know About Flash 4890

May 18, 2009

I haven't seen anymore discussion on this, did we ever get the 4890 flashed and working as a native card in a mac pro? I'd really like to buy one and do this, I know there is the natit fix but that is a no-go for me as I need the boot screen on my mac. I also need dual DVI ports as I have dual 23" cinemas.

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Mac Pro :: Dumping Ati 4870 - ATI Unveiled The New 4890

Apr 2, 2009

Technology is advancing in rate that it is faster than we can obtain it. I am waiting for my mac pro with the ati 4870 GPU, & was suprised when I saw this article; [URL]

I will recive my mac pro after two weeks. I believe that I am going to upgrade when I recive it.

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Mac Pro :: ATI 4890 Or ElGato Turbo.264 HD - H.264 Encoder ?

Sep 24, 2009

I am excited waiting for my new Canon 7D and plan to be shooting a lot of 720P 60FPS videos. I can see the need to be converting them in different formats to publish on Youtube and Vimeo.

I got a Mac Pro 1,1 9GB Mem, Snow Leopard with ATI 4890 and was wondering if the ATI 4890 would be doing the re-encoding job better then the ElGato Turbo.264 HD - H.264 Encoder.

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Mac Pro :: 4890 Flash Files And Snow Leopard - How To Know About It

Sep 20, 2009

I have read the 3 or 4 discussions on flashing the 4890. I just ordered one and plan on doing a clean install of snow leopard and installing the card at the end of the week. However, some of the links from rapid share don't appear to be working. Can some one point me to where these files have moved and are there an snow leopard specific files?

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Mac Pro :: 4890 Open GL Concern Options With A System

Jul 22, 2010

recently installed and flashed a sapphire 4890 into my mac pro 1,1.Installed Quartz update for 10.6.4, running dual displays no problems BUTTTTT.......something seems fishy about my open gl scores.Most of the people I've seen on here are scoring over a 1000 when benchmark is check in open gl viewer

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Mac Pro :: Dual-Link DVI With Flash 4870 Versus 4890

Aug 27, 2009

which card I need in order to have dual dual-link DVI?

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Mac Pro :: Procedure For Using A 4890 Injector Method On Snow Leopard?

Aug 29, 2009

I am looking to try using the injector method with an XFX 4890. can someone detail the exact steps and files for doing this on snow Leopard?

I see the full 4890 thread but do not see it tailored to SL... It seems all over the place now...

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IMac :: Running PC - Still 4890 And 5970 Only Cards That Work?

May 5, 2010

So back in the days, if u had windows based computer and wanted to use the imac screen with that computer, u could get 4890 (which is out of stock) or the 5970 which is pretty expensive. So im wondering if this has been solved by ati in newer driver updates, and im wondering if anyone with a radeon 5870/5850 dekstop gpu and confirm this working with a imac 27" screen.

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Mac Pro :: Will 4890 Card Be Any Faster In Aperture 3 Than My Current 4870?

May 28, 2010

With the recent Steam for Mac release, I have been thinking about getting a new video card again, however I am looking for reasons to get it. So I am just wondering will I see any speed improvements if I used a better video card on Aperture 3 (running 32bit because I use nik software)? I also use FCP, Photoshop quite often.

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