About graphics-card compatibility between Intel-based Mac Pro models
Mac Pro computers from 2019 and earlier use PCIe (PCI Express) graphics cards. Find out which Apple-provided cards work with your Mac Pro.
This article applies only to video cards that were originally shipped with a specified Intel-based 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 their compatibility.
Mac Pro (2019)
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Dual AMD FirePro D300
Dual AMD FirePro D500
Dual AMD FirePro D700
Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
ATI Radeon HD 5770
ATI Radeon HD 5870
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.
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)
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.
* To identify a graphics card part number, check the label on the back of the card.