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05-15-2011, 12:09 AM
Originally Posted by harryb2448
The link quoted requires PCI 2.0 which Mac Pro 1.1 do not have. If you look on eBay you will see any number of 4870 and 5770 advertised that have been flashed from PC to Masc. In most you lose the ability to boot in single user mode.
Here is an eBay link to a flashed card and note it works with all Mac Pros and has lost the single user mode booting capability:-
Mac Pro Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe Video Card | eBay
Harry...you're right...there are quite a few flashed 5770's on e-Bay...and I for one steer way clear of them. But according to "Barefeets.com" and "OWC"...the 5770 is compatible with 2006 1st generation Mac Pro's (1, 1):
Radeon 5870 and 5770 on 2006 Mac Pro
Apple MC742ZM/A ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade... in stock at OWC
5770 | Other World Computing Blog
This is why I'm recommending that the Radeon 5770 is probably the best choice from a cost/performance standpoint for a 2006 Mac Pro...and probably some other Mac Pro models as well.
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