This article applies only to video cards that originally shipped with a specified Mac Pro or were offered as an upgrade kit by Apple. Similar cards that were not provided by Apple may have compatibility issues and you should work with the vendor of that card to confirm compatibility.
By adding the Radeon RX 580 to your Mac Pro, you'll be adding Metal support and gain the ability to install the latest macOS 10.14.x Mojave operating system. Unlocking advanced display features in Mojave that are unavailable with the original 5770 or 5870 video cards. The 5870 is good enough for that. WHen Mac version arrives we will have a few heady days. With my luck, I'll be buried in some large project and unable to tinker. I'm gonna predict January 18 2010 for Mac 5870 release. No particular reason, just happens to be my birthday and an EBC 5870 ROM would make an awesome BDay present. The Radeon HD 5870is an exciting for owners of 2008 and 2009 Mac Pros who are satisfied with their CPU's performance but want more 'oomph' from their GPU. To see how the Radeon HD 5870 compares to other GPUs, we are are still working on that article. Here's your appetizer, though.
Mac Pro (2019)
Learn more about cards you can install in Mac Pro (2019) and how to install PCIe cards in your Mac Pro (2019).
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
- Dual AMD FirePro D300
- Dual AMD FirePro D500
- Dual AMD FirePro D700
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Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
- ATI Radeon HD 5770
- ATI Radeon HD 5870
Learn about graphics cards supported in macOS 10.14 Mojave on Mac Pro (2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012).
Radeon 5870 Driver
Mac Pro (Early 2009)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
- ATI Radeon HD 4870
- ATI Radeon HD 5870, offered as an upgrade kit
The Radeon HD 5870 card requires Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later and the use of both auxiliary power connections.
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Mac Pro (Early 2008)
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (part number 630-9191 or 630-9897)*
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
- ATI Radeon HD 4870, offered as an upgrade kit
The Radeon HD 4870 card requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later.
Mac Pro (Original)
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- NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
- ATI Radeon X1900 XT
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 (part number 630-7532 or 630-7895)*
- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (part number 630-9492), offered as an upgrade kit.*
The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT card requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later with the Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 or the computer may not start up properly.
Radeon 5870 For Mac Pro Upgrade
Free software download for mac os x. * To identify a graphics card part number, check the label on the back of the card.