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

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

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Product Highlights
  • Mini DisplayPort + Mini DisplayPort + Dual-Link DVI
  • 1GB GDDR5 RAM
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.6.4 or Later

The ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010) from Apple is a graphics card for use in the Mid 2010 version of Apple's Mac Pro desktop workstation. The card requires an available PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for installation.

The ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU features 1GB of GDDR5 memory for superlative performance, making it a great choice for creative, scientific, and technical applications where 3D performance is critical. The card can drive up to three displays simultaneously. It features two Mini DisplayPort outputs and one Dual-Link DVI output. Apple offers optional adapters to drive legacy VGA displays.

Upgrade your Mac Pro's graphics card for better performance, or add a second card to drive even more displays!
Compatible the Mid 2010 Mac Pro from Apple
Features two Mini DisplayPort outputs and one Dual-Link DVI output
You can connect legacy VGA displays using an optional adapter cable
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Ports 2x Mini DisplayPort
1x Dual-Link DVI
System Requirements Mac Pro (Mid 2010) with available PCI Express slot
Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later

Note: If you are using more than one Mini DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI adapter, only two displays are supported across the three ports. To connect up to two Mini DisplayPort displays and up to a 30-inch DVI display simultaneously, use the ports without any adapters. To connect two DVI displays, use the dual-link DVI port and the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter or the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately). To connect three DVI displays at once, you must use two Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapters (sold separately). To connect up to three VGA displays simultaneously, use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter and DVI to VGA adapters (sold separately).
Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
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    4.7

    (based on 178 reviews)

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      (45)

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      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (92)
    • Easy to use (86)
    • Reliable (78)
    • Quality output (64)
    • Easy to set up (53)

    Cons

    • Difficult to install (6)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (108)
    • Graphic design (76)
    • Everyday (70)
    • Gaming (41)
    • Office (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (87), Multimedia professional (30), Tech savvy (22), Casual user (13), Professional (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (60), Personal (39)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It works for Mac Pro 3,1

    By Texas video guy

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Graphics Quality
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Graphic Design
      • Movies
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

      Only a month or so of use, so I can't honestly give it 5 stars. However, it's a compatible graphics upgrade for the Mac Pro 3,1. I had originally purchased the (expensive) highly touted nVidia Quadro 4000 for Mac and it was blazing fast (especially for my Adobe Suite of Pr, Ae, Ps,etc) but had a horrible problem with constant crashes. The new ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics upgrade kit is relatively easy to install and I haven't experienced a single crash when video editing or encoding. Yes, I've lost the use of Adobe's CUDA power, but that's okay since crashing all the time is just not worth it. Hours and hours of wasted time and frustration before. Now I'm hoping it's smooth (albeit slower) sailing. If you're upgrading a Mac Pro for video editing suite (especially Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium 5.5 (or 6) this should be one of your better choices for stabile graphics power. My setup is: Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Number Of Cores: 8 L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB Memory: 28 GBAs a small video production company with smaller (2-3 minute edit projects) and larger (seminars, weddings, ie. 1 hour or longer) the stability is ultra important. This graphics card works for me for the upgrade. Thanks B&H!

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      4.0

      Decent Upgrade for Aging Mac Pro

      By twgd

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Graphics Quality
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Graphic Design

        Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

        Pretty easy to install. Kinda weird that it takes up both the bottom and second from bottom PCI slots (the vents line up w/ the open slot above). This is a huge card. It fits, but it's a BIG card. I don't notice a huge performance gain, but I was upgrading from the NVIDIA 8800 GT which was an upgraded card in my Mac Pro model already and I don't really game... mostly I use this on my workstation for graphic design and web development. For the price, and the fact that it was an apple-branded upgrade, I was confident it would be pretty seamless. You will need a Dual Link DVI cable or Active connector to get a third cinema display to work, regardless of resolution. I tried running my new Dell U2713H monitor alongside my existing, old Apple 20" cinema displays, and the third display drops and the system won't recognize it. Rather than spend $ on a new DVI, the 27"/20" combo is sufficient for my needs, so I just shelved the second ACD and will likely sell it or use it for backup once my active ACD bites the dust.

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        5.0

        Works perfectly with 2008 Power Mac

        By David Animated

        from New Jersey

        About Me Animator, Graphic designer, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Graphics Quality
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Animation
          • Everyday use
          • Film Editing
          • Graphic Design
          • Movies

          Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

          My graphics card that came with the power mac died on me after about six years. After speaking with a B&H rep. I decided to go with the ATI Radeon. It runs perfectly. I am an animator and it has me up and running again. I haven't noticed anything different really in terms of speed and performance. Point is it works fine. It was extremely easy to instal!!! DO NOT pay to have it installed. Just google it. It is so easy!!!

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          5.0

          An impressive video card

          By S. Ashfaq

          from Riverside, CA

          Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

          Great video card. Good service and on-time delivery. What more can you ask for!

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          4.0

          Good price, good service...

          By PAUL

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Power user, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

              Had the item,shipped for free and good price, keep up the good work.

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              5.0

              Solid Upgrade for 2006 Mac Pro 1,1

              By Dave

              from Harbor City, CA

              About Me Cinephile, Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Graphics Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphic Design
                • Movies
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                I have a 2006 Mac Pro 1,1. About a month ago I started it up and the screen stayed black. The fan on my video card was running at full speed and the only way to turn the computer off was by forcing it to shut down. I tried troubleshooting but was not able to get an image on the screen. I booted up in target disk mode and I was able to view my files from another mac hooked up via firewire. Since the hard drive seemed to be functioning normally, I figured it was the video card, so I ordered this card to replace my ATI Radeon X1900XT. It is compatible right out of the box and has twice as much memory as my old card. Installation was simple and the card is working great. B&H packed the card very securely and I was pleasantly surprised to see the apple logo on the box (this is a legit apple video card upgrade). I didn't want to deal with incompatibility issues, that's why I bought this one from B&H and by Apple. Very happy with this card!Mac Pro 1,1 Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great graphics card, Works fine.

                By kxxy

                from Marietta Georgia.

                Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                Just upgraded my Mac Pro 2009 with this card andI could tell a big difference right away. I also added more ram as well. I use my Mac Pro for editing video with Final Cut Pro , adobe after effects, and work on Adobe lightroom as well. The ATI 5770 graphics card is not the fasted card I can upgrade to but a good bargin and really works good with the workload I use.No problems so far , that works for me.

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                5.0

                Smooth Swap Out

                By BenJo

                from Trinidad and Tobago WI

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Graphics Quality
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                  I originally purchased this card to replace the stock card that came with my 2.1Mac Pro. The installation worked fine but i also have a 4.1 machine on which i do most of my work. Installed was two GT 120 cards. Doing some HD work recently, i found that the machine was under some pressure and decided to install the HD 5770 in the 4.1 . Since then it has been smooth sailing!

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                  5.0

                  Speeds up performance, reliable

                  By Crusader Rabbit

                  from Honolulu

                  About Me Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Graphics Quality
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                      I purchased this graphics upgrade as an alternative to the purchase of a new Mac Pro tower. My current Mac Pro is an early 2008 model, but some users on the Mac community BB persuaded me that the 5770 would work on my model, and it does.

                      My Mac Pro had been fitted with an ATI Radeon 2660, but I was experiencing sudden crashes - sometimes a dozen in a row before the computer was accessible. The 5770 seems to have eliminated that issue, at least at this point, after two weeks of daily use.

                      Installation for somebody not familiar with the nuts and bolts of the process was not difficult but challenging. I did not know how much pressure to apply to get the thing to slide into its slot on the mother board.

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                      5.0

                      Works like a charm

                      By Uncle Donald

                      from St. Joseph, MO

                      About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Graphics Quality
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Graphic Design

                        Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                        Installed in a 2008 Mac Pro (3,1) so we could hook up a 27" Apple LED display along with a 20" Cinema Display (DVI). Easy install and works great.

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                        5.0

                        ATI Radeon HD 5770 in Mac Pro Early 2008

                        By Steve at the lake

                        from Lake Linden, MI

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Graphics Quality
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                        Worked like a charm, no problems.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Card

                        By John

                        from Evansville, IN

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Graphics Quality
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Graphic Design
                          • Movies
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                          Contrary to other reviews, and Apple's statements, this works perfectly in my 2006 Mac Pro 1,1. Five minute install. No more loud fan noise, you can't even hear this card's fan running. Videos are smooth and fast. No more Photoshop or Final Cut Pro error messages on startup. Highly recommended.

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                          5.0

                          Mac Pro 1.1 mandatory upgrade

                          By drrock

                          from San Rafael, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                              My computer froze one day and would startup correctly. I had a frozen screen with a double mouse arrow in the top left, one frozen and the other could move. Doing research online I discovered it was a graphics card issue...problem solved...and my computer runs faster. Install was a breeze after first watching a youtube install video.

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                              5.0

                              This works great !!

                              By FMD

                              from Scottsdale, AZ

                              About Me Cinephile, Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Great Product For Mac Pro
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                              • NONE

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Graphic Design
                              • Movies
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                              I just purchased a pre-owned 2008 Mac Pro (2.8 dual quadcore) and installed Mtn Lion. I also purchased a 27" Cinema Display Moniter with a mini DVP connector. I wanted at least 1T for Video and Photography. This was made for my Mac Pro and it works perfectly. So glad I purchase this product. B&H was great to work with. I even spoke with a live person when I asked to change my delivery date...!!

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                              5.0

                              Works Great in My 2006 Mac Pro

                              By Jim from Pittsburgh

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Graphic designer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Graphic Design

                                Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                                This card is easy to install and works well in my "old" 2006 Mac Pro. The card support the dual monitors I am running quite well. I had to upgrade from an older Radeon graphics card due to the hardware requirements of Apple Motion 5.

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                                5.0

                                Never installed a graphix card before?

                                By Splberg

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Power user, Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Good Graphics Quality
                                • Reliable Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Graphic Design
                                  • Movies
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                                  The card was expertly packed and was delivered to my home within a few days from ordering it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Product as advertised, quick delivery

                                  By Jen

                                  from Berkeley, CA

                                  About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Graphics Quality
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Graphic Design

                                    Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                                    This worked on my older 2007 Apple Mac Pro desktop with OS X 10.6.8. Just plug and play, no problems. I saw an immediate difference in performance, not hugely dramatic, but it makes a difference and my OS stopped squawking at me about an incompatible graphics card. B&H delivery and price were the best.

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                                    5.0

                                    WORKS GREAT!

                                    By AnotherDave

                                    from Philadelphia, PA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Quality Output
                                    • Reliable Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Graphic Design
                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                                      Made my aging Mac Pro (2008) work like a charm!

                                      It's quiet, and it allowed me to run Resolve, FCPX, and take advantage of the new features in After Effects.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Video Detail

                                      By Bob

                                      from Virginia Beach, VA

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Quality Output

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                                        Running two screens for my ProTools (music recording) software is a critical for me and clients. The detail and speed is second to none. The card is quite the upgrade. Video is amazing. Coming from 256 to 1 Gig was a real plus.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Great replacement card!

                                        By Jeremy

                                        from California

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Quality Output
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video Production

                                          Comments about Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010):

                                          I purchased this to replace my 2007 Mac Pro video card. Easy install and got my computer up and running quick. Great purchase!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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