HIS 5770 1GB16x PCIe
After Cleaning the cards and testing in windows for a day, the cards are then Re-Programmed with Mac Compatible Firmware. This firmware has the Mac-Pro EFI code added into the standard PC BIOS for the stock speed version of these cards. This Firmware runs the card at 850MHz/GPU and 1200MHz/VRAM.
Since the typical Wintel Bios oriented MotherBoard simply Ignores the Mac-Pro EFI code in the firmware, the cards will boot normally to Windows in PCs that work with newer PCIe Cards (NOTE, many older Wintel Boxes WILL NOT boot with 5770 Cards Modified-or-Not). The cards will also boot into Windows in a Mac-Pro, as well as booting into OSX 10.6.8 and up, in all Mac Pros.
10.6.7 seems to have the BEST drivers (kernel extensions) for these cards. Both DVI Ports AND the DisplayPort (with native DisplayPort monitor) ALL work at the same time, supporting 3 monitors; Both DVI ports also support VGA monitors Via DVI to VGA Adapters/Cables, and the Apple or Unix Boot-Screen will display on a VGA monitor attached to the Lower DVI Port.
10.6.8 thru 10.7.1 Supports TWO DVI and/or VGA monitors on the DVI Ports. 10.7.2 Supports EITHER TWO DVI and/or VGA monitors on the DVI Ports, OR ONE DVI or VGA monitor on either DVI Port AND the HDMI Port.
After Conversion to Mac, the Cards are Burn-In Tested for Minimum of 1 week minimum of 2 days each in BOTH a 1,1 and a 3,1 Mac Pro with Windows-XP OS using ATITool FurMark Playing VLC Videos etc.. Then in both type machines for 5 days with OS-X 10.6.7, 10.6.8 and 10.7.4 using GLView, SmallUX GPU, and OpenCL tests as well as DVD player, VLC, and Unreal Bots Doing Endless Death-Matches.
These 5770 cards DO NOT display the Grey Apple Boot Screen UNLESS you have a VGA monitor hooked up to the lower DVI Port via a DVI to VGA Adapter. So if you just have a DVI monitor or are using an HDMI monitor via a DVI to HDMI Adapter/Cable, then instead of looking at grey screen with apple and spinning thing, You'll just see a black screen until the desktop loads, no real loss since this screen really supplies no useful information unless the spinning stops, then you only know something is wrong; and of course if the desktop doesn't load after a while, you'll have the same basic info.. Something is wrong.
The Only REAL loss is that if something hangs during boot you can't boot into VERBOSE MODE and SEE the UNIX that is normally hidden behind the grey apple screen. Given some time with google and the last things you see on the Verbose Mode boot, you may actually be able to get some idea about what's goin on. At any rate, if the problem is big enough that the machine is hanging on boot (and you need to look at the unix to try and figure things out), then hooking up a VGA monitor to the lower DVI port so you can see the UNIX Boot Stuff, is probably gonna be the least of your problems (since even most LCD Monitors/TVs have VGA inputs).
DO NOT USE THIS CARD WITHOUT INSTALLING THE POWER CABLE!
All Items are shipped via the US Postal Service. The Mail Carrier stops by Week Day Mornings (Not Sundays/Holidays), so I can just leave things downstairs for Daily Pickup. The post office only insures Items (NOT including the postage). This results in them effectively Being Paid to loose/damage an item. Since it seems terribly unethical/unfair that they should be paid for loosing/damaging an item, insured items are "Marked-Up" enough to cover the postage fees, so that if they do Loose/Smash something, it is insured for the Full Amount.
For USPS Shipping US Military Bases & Protectorates, Guam, Puerto-Rico, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau and (US Virgin, Marshal & Northern Mariana Islands) are All Considered Part Of the US.
Given all the time spent pre-testing video cards in Windows, converting them, then extensively testing in Macs, it seems counter productive to pack them poorly so they're easily damaged in shipping. The cards are put in anti-static bags, wrapped in bubblewrap, protected by a CardBoard and Rigid Foam Sleeve which is Suspended in Foam Peanuts inside an outer box that's reinforced with rigid foam (so it 's hard to crush). The outer box is 12in Long by 8in Wide and 6in Tall. This uses about $4 in materials, and takes around 25 minutes to pack a card. Priority Mail w Delivery Confirmation, Insurance and packing materials is about $15-16. This may seem like overkill, but it greatly decreases the chances of you getting a damaged card, which would not only be frustrating for you, but a complete waste of all the time/$ I put into making sure you got a rock solid Mac video card.
PayPal Addresses & BUGsPayPal, Payments are ONLY Accepted if transaction is fully eligible for Seller Protection. This SHOULD mean the Buyers shipping address must be PayPal CONFIRMED. HOWEVER a Recent PayPal Bug/Error has been making it so many payments made with Cash-In/Credit-Card Linked-To PayPal Account show-up as "Not Eligible" for Seller Protection. If payment Cred-Card based it MAY show up properly, and if Bank-Account based it USUALLY shows up properly. A way around This-Bug is to Select that you DO NOT HAVE a PayPal account at checkout, then you MUST give them a Credit-Card and an email address that ARE NOT associated with Your PayPal account. AND the shipping address you provide MUST match the billing address on the credit card. If either (email or cred card) is associated with a PayPal account they will refuse to process the transaction saying you must login to your PayPal Account. If you login to paypal, they will then process the payment sending me an email that says the transaction is "Not Eligible" for seller protection.
I Do Not Sell or Ship in Washington State, and don't want to process refunds when folks from Washington place orders. People often Have/Leave Old/Out-of-Date/Incorrect Shipping Info in PayPal, which causes problems when things get Lost in the Mail. Sometimes People from other countries use Friends/Relatives address in the US so they have PayPal Confirmed shipping info. Standard PayPal settings can't deal with any of these things. Because of this, ALL Payments are put on Hold/Review, so I can Verify that Buyers are NOT in Washington, The shipping info is Good/Current, and hopefully avoid any other problems/issues/questions by communicating BEFORE Accepting Payment.
I would like to put a contact link in here, but don't want the spam-bots getting info off web pages, and flooding my in-box with garbage. So You'll have to do a bit of cut/paste, sorry for the trouble. Name is christian_g then there is that little round symbol with the "a" inside, and provider is fastmail. net (remove the space before net).
|INCLUDES Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance (Canada Adds $17-23; depending on insurance).|
|(Canadian Buyers Please eMail Me for shipping quote on Sub Close-To $100 Items.)|
(Shipping with tracking to Canada is about $33-$35 minus any "Included" US-Shipping)
|PLEASE DO NOT Click Buy-Now if You are in WA; I DO NOT Sell or Ship Within Washington State.|
I'm REALLY busy working on the items I sell. I do the most thorough testing and best packing reasonably possible to make sure You get a great product. Taking time from what's important to the end result, in order to work as an unpaid Tax Collector seems counter-productive. Don't get me wrong, I can't think of anyplace I would rather live, but spending time working on the actual business seems more reasonable than spending it filling out complicated forms. With this in mind, I WILL-NOT sell or ship anything in Washington. The paperwork is much less time consuming if it's mostly a bunch of zeros.
|Detailed Compatibilty Info Below|
|These ATI / AMD PCIe PCI-E PCI-Express Video Cards are Compatible with the Following Mac Pro Machines:|
EFI32 Mac Pro Towers: (1st Gen, 1st Generation, First Gen, First Generation)|
2006 Order Number MA356LL/A Model Number A1186 Quad-Core 2GHz 2 GHz 2.66GHz 2.66 GHz 3GHz 3.0 GHz Model Identifier MacPro1,1 Model Identifier 1,1 with TWO Intel Xeon 5100 Woodcrest Dual-Core CPU
2007 Model Number A1186 8-Core 3GHz 3.0GHz 3 GHz Model Identifier MacPro2,1 Model Identifier 2,1 with TWO Intel Xeon 5300 Clovertown Quad-Core CPUs)
EFI64 Mac Pro Towers: (2nd Gen, 2nd Generation, Second Gen, Second Generation)|
2008 Order Number MA970LL/A Model Number A1186 Quad-Core/8-Core 2.8GHz 2.8 GHz Model Identifier MacPro3,1 3,1 with Intel Xeon 5400 Harpertown One OR Two Quad-Core CPU/CPUs)
Early 2009 Order Number MB871LL/A Order Number MB535LL/A Quad-Core or 8-Core 2.66GHz 2.93GHz 3.3GHz Model Identifier MacPro4,1 Model Identifier 4,1 using 4-Cores Per Processor Intel Xeon 3500 / 5500 Bloomfield CPUs OR Intel Xeon 5500 Gainestown CPUs with Speeds of 2.66 GHz, 2.93 GHz, 3.3 GHz)
Mid 2010 Quad-Core 8-Core and 12-Core machines, Order Number MC250LL/A Order Number MC561LL/A Model Number A1289 2.66GHz 2.8GHz 2.93GHz 3.2GHz 3.33GHz Model Identifier MacPro5,1 Model Identifier 5,1 using 4-Cores Per Processor OR 6-Cores Per Processor Intel Xeon W3530, W3565, W3680, E5620, X5650, X5670 Bloomfield, Westmere, Gulftown CPUs with Speeds of 2.66 GHz, 2.93 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.93 GHz, 3.2 GHz, 3.3 GHz)