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Hi, I'm looking at refurbished mac pro's and I was wondering if there was anyway of upgrading the graphics in there? it would be this one : Apple Store The ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory is not that good. Was also wondering would it increase a lot the power if I'd put another ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory in there? Can I even do that?

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Keven

asked Nov 20 '11 at 19:51

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This is one of the major weaknesses of apple, you can't get decent graphics. The HD 5770 is an extremely outdated card. It seems the most powerful card available is the HD 5870, which is also a very outdated card. I don't know if you can fit cards not made for macs inside a mac pro.

answered Nov 20 '11 at 20:04

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Do you know if I can fit 2 ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory in Crossfire. And, would it change anything?

(Nov 20 '11 at 20:06) larrivee013 larrivee013's gravatar image

I'm guessing it depends on the version of the mac pro

(Nov 20 '11 at 20:59) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

Yes, you can absolutely upgrade to any PCI Graphics card. It will fit fine in the Mac Pro.

answered Nov 20 '11 at 20:27

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So a geforce 560ti : http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti

Would fit in the mac pro and be compatible?

(Nov 20 '11 at 20:30) larrivee013 larrivee013's gravatar image
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