Apple released a new graphics upgrade kit today for older Mac Pros. The $279 Nvidia Geforce 8800GT offers a video upgrade path for previous generation Mac Pro owners.

When Apple released the early 2008 Mac Pro they offered the 8800GT as an upgrade option but because of firmware issues that 8800GT was not compatible with previous generation Mac Pros, but this upgrade card allows you to have 8800GT graphics in those older Mac Pros.

“For advanced graphics performance, choose the latest-generation NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB of GDDR3 video memory. With a unified shader core and massive memory bandwidth, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT brings advanced performance to graphics-intensive applications like motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering, and animation. It features a PCI Express interface for a high-bandwidth connection to the Mac Pro and two dual-link DVI ports for connecting up to two 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays.

Compatibility:

  • Requires Mac Pro (bus speed 1.33GHz) with PCI-Express
  • Includes a DVI to VGA connector for easy connection to VGA-based displays

Note to owners of Mac Pro (early 2008): Please select the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (early 2008) Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro.”

Nvidia Geforce 8800GT (1st Generation) Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro