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Can I put just any 5770 into a mac, or do I need to get the mac version?

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Anyone have any kind of information about this?
 
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Wont work mate.
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you shouldnt really be fiddling with a mac cause those things are hard to fiddle with XD.

butt yes most likely, as long as it uses a pcie slot, there is no different between a windows hd 5770 and a mac hd5770 as long as there is a slot for it. however finding drivers might be an issue. unless they actually list one on the official ati website.

your welcome. thats all i know so yeah smile.gif

@ dragon oh really?
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Originally Posted by l3gend.;12204532 
you shouldnt really be fiddling with a mac cause those things are hard to fiddle with XD.

butt yes most likely, as long as it uses a pcie slot, there is no different between a windows hd 5770 and a mac hd5770 as long as there is a slot for it. however finding drivers might be an issue. unless they actually list one on the official ati website.

your welcome. thats all i know so yeah smile.gif

@ dragon oh really?

I believe your incorrect. Mac's don't use BIOS, they use E whatever so last I heard you need the mac version (which costs much more) to be able to use it. We wouldn't hate macs so much if it wasn't for crap like this.
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I guess I am having some brain farts this late, but I didnt know that cards are interchangeable between macs and PC's.
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I guess I am having some brain farts this late, but I didnt know that cards are interchangeable between macs and PC's.

I looked this stuff up on macrumors or whatever that site is at some point and seen threads about this previously, they arn't interchangeable I'm sure lol.
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Originally Posted by markisa;12204566 
i believe your incorrect. Mac's don't use bios, they use e whatever so last i heard you need the mac version (which costs much more) to be able to use it. We wouldn't hate macs so much if it wasn't for crap like this.

efi?
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efi?

It's more like nothing.
    
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Pretty sure they make specific GPU's for mac's. Like 8800gt for MAC, and 5770 for MAC.
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I believe you can flash it so it could be recognized.

I would post a link, but it is related to hackintoshes.
    
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