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Pros: It is the best Mac video card out there (boot screen, etc) for Mac OS
About as quiet as the 5770 at idle.
Minidisplay ports, wish all cards came with them
Noticeably louder in games. Would have appreciated a custom quiet cooler for the markup in price instead of the blower.
Other Thoughts: Title says it all. This purchase finally convinces me that my 2009 Mac Pro is at the end of its career.
The card is a decent upgrade over my 5770. It seems better than the 5870 I briefly had but returned to Apple due to heat and noise. As a 2009 owner, would I buy it again? No. If I had a 2012 model, maybe. Just know that if you do buy it here Newegg's VGA Return Policy is really a "Replacement only" policy.
Display Name: Gregory M.
Date Joined: 10/23/06
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