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Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Upgrade Solution
for Mac Pro (2010-2012)

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Add Metal support to your Mac Pro and upgrade to macOS 10.14.x Mojave
Run macOS 10.14.x Mojave
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. Even if you previously upgraded and have Metal support with a card like the Radeon HD 7950, you'll see a 1.5x improvement with this Radeon RX 580 upgrade.
Maximize pro app performance
With 8GB GDDR5 memory, 36 compute units, and a whopping 6.2 TFLOPs of performance, your Mac Pro will experience a graphics processing renaissance. See shorter rendering times and faster effects operations with Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid, Adobe, and other video suites.
See your OpenCL capabilities soar!
1.5x better than Radeon HD 7950
8.0x better than Radeon HD 5870
12.5x better than Radeon HD 5770
Note: With this Metal-compatible graphics card installed, you will not be able to see the Apple logo at boot, nor can you access boot options. Once your system has fully booted, the graphics card will function normally. For more details (including workarounds), see the Rocket Yard article on How to Get Ready for macOS Mojave. There are no driver(s) or Catalyst/Adrenalin support on macOS.

Radeon RX 580 Specifications:

Sapphire Part Number

  • 11265-05-20G

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.12.6 Sierra
  • macOS 10.13.x High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14.x Mojave

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
  • Windows 7 64-bit Edition

Video Memory

  • 8GB

Other Requirements

  • 500 Watt or greater power supply (Recommended)
  • 1 x 8-pin Power Connector
  • PCI Express® compliant motherboard with one x16 graphics slot

Chipset

  • AMD RX 580, 14 nm FinFET 4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)

External Connectivity

  • (1) DVI-D
  • (2) HDMI
  • (2) DisplayPort 1.4

Card Type

  • PCI Express 3.0 X16 Full Height Full Length

Resolutions Supported

  • DisplayPort: 5120×2880, 60Hz
  • HDMI: 4096×2160, 60Hz
  • DVI:2560x1600, 60Hz

Dimensions

  • Height: 12.5 cm (4.9 in)
  • Width: 4.0 cm (1.6 in)
  • Length: 23.0 cm (9.1 in)

Weight

  • 907.0 g (2.00 lbs)

Notes

  • Audio output through HDMI or DisplayPort will not work in a Mac. For PC, use HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort for best audio quality.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MP1012R580V UPC#: 810586032490

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz

Includes

  • Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card
  • Power Cable for installation in Mac Pro (2010-2012)
  • Installation Guide

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 8 out of 9 (89%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: TomFoolery Location: Southern California Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked right out of the box w/30" Cinema Display May 20, 2020 Just purchased this card to give my old Mac Pro a new lease on life (4,1 flashed to 5,1). I was a concerned from earlier reviews that my trusty 30" Cinema Display might not work without having to use a DisplayPort adapter, but it booted up and ran perfectly the first time through the DVI port (although without the Apple startup screen as expected). Looking forward to faster rendering and performance in Adobe Premiere.

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Reviewer: TomsMacPro Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 Works for 2012 Mac Pro May 16, 2020 Needed to be able to install Mojave 10.14.6 so that I could install latest update to Logic Pro X (10.5). Went off without a hitch. Running dual monitors. ROM updated requirement was recognized, updated successfully, then Mojave update. Perfect!! All latest updates to Logic Pro, Compressor, Motion and Final Cut Pro we successful. Keepin my Mac Pro alive!! Check and make sure you have the right video cables for your setup.

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Reviewer: Vrutcher Location: Temecula, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 All bu the flash. May 4, 2020 Love it. It's a great card. Wish Apple would write some software for it.

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Reviewer: artsvdo Location: Visalia, Ca Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 This makes a 2010 Mac Pro fell new again! May 1, 2020 Wow! I have to say with just about everything maxed out on this 2009 4,1 upgraded to 5,1 with two 3.46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon and 128GB RAM plus an OWC Mercury Accelsior S + OWC Mercury 6G 512GB SSD as the boot drive, adding this card has given this Mac Pro new (more) life! The installations issues. The Mac Pro booted up great. Ran some benchmarks like Cinebench, Geekbench 5 and Unreal Heaven. Next, I will be installing a OWC Accelsior 4M2 with 1TB M.2 NVMe SSDs as the new boot drive! Keeping fingers crossed!

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Reviewer: MotorMac Location: Nor Cal Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 RX 580 installed to 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 March 8, 2020 Installed 10.14.6 Mojave to a new HDD, replaced OEM GPU with this RX-580, and it's working as it should - with an exception or two (which is probably why the MP 4,1 is not on OWC's compatible list). Boot screen and optionKey drive select are unavailable, but HDMI display lights up at login screen and RX-580 performs well.

After firmware hack to 5,1, startup progress bar appears briefly (about half full ) prior to login, drive select boot screen still missing.

MP 4,1/5,1 may have other issues with some versions of Mojave - unrelated to GPU - which include stuttering audio and occasional sleep/wake kernel panics that clear on restart. Working on solutions to these, but this card saved my 4,1 from oblivion.

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Reviewer: soundguy Location: Chicago,IL Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Tech support incomplete February 11, 2020 This product works fine and is a great upgrade to the old original GPU in my 2010 Mac Pro. As I'm using the second PCIe slot in my Mac for an Avid HDX card (which also requires power from motherboard), I'm using an external Corsair PSU I had to power the graphics card.

This is a three star review because tech support from both OWC and Radeon completely missed diagnosing an issue I had when using the DVI port. When using a DVI to HDMI adaptor I kept getting a pink overlay on all monitors. I tried 3 monitors and several DVI adapters of different types. Nothing worked - although any and all combination of the same monitors and adapters worked with my old GPU.

We concluded that that DVI port was bad and I got a return auth. I wound up digging out an old monitor that had a DVI input and ran a straight DVI to DVI connection. The image was great. Digging further I found that there was an option I could choose in my newer monitors that would correct the issue.

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=1374

Now DVI to HDMI works and there is no need to spend my time and money returning a product that was functioning properly.

That three calls to tech support at OWC and one to Radeon didn't catch this is amazing to me. All the techs were very nice and spent a good amount of time with me but good grief! I would think this would be common knowledge for a product that's currently being promoted heavily.

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Reviewer: Novelliphoto Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Works for almost everything February 10, 2020 I currently was refurbishing a 2010 Mac Pro and this seemed like the answer. At this point it will not run at all an Apple 30in Cinema display. All my other monitors with same or different connections works fine, no issues, blank screen on the 30" - plugged into my other tower with 5870 and fires right up... cannot figure it out. So I guess I have to purchase a new display.

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Reviewer: jsegel Location: Stockholm, SE Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 outstanding improvement October 10, 2019 immediately worked after installing this old mac pro, so much better graphic performance, and it's quieter than the old 5770. Glad to still be able to upgrade this machine.

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Reviewer: Profartiste Location: Montreal Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great replacement ! August 6, 2019 When I downloaded and installed the latest version of High Sierra ( Version 10.13.6 ), my 5770 died on me and my screen went grey with black vertical lines. I didn't know at the time, but I was pretty sure that this was the problem. I made some phone calls to OWC and talked to some technicians who told me that my problem was surely my 5770... 95% sure. So, I decided to order the Radeon. Well, now my Mac Pro 2012 is working just fine and everything reappeared on the screen just like before my crash ! Like always, I received , in 6 days, a great product that was very well-packed and delivered by professionals !

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Reviewer: Boochie Location: California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Appears to work July 22, 2019 I also purchased this card and power cable bundle to work with a mid 2010 PowerMac 5,1. It appears to work, however as other reviewers have noted, I am concerned about the power needed and the cable supplied. The card is listed as requiring 500 W of power. However, the PCIe slot can only supply 75 watts (75 W to each slot, for a total of 300W, but since it only uses 1 slot, I think that means 75 W) and the two plugs on the motherboard appear to have 125 watts each. The cable supplied by OWC has one 6 pin connector on the motherboard end and an 8 pin connector on the video card end. The image on macsales.com appears to use both of the 6 pin connectors on the motherboard side. Did I get the wrong cable (package was labeled PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter, OWC S/N: 25077671?

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Reviewer: Mustafa Location: NJ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Radeon RX 580 Bundle for Mac Pro April 18, 2019 i love this card and owc thank you very much for you patience and help with purchasing this card it came very fast the technicians were very helpful and patient with me used it in a 2010 Mac Pro that is specked out from OWC thank you guys

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Reviewer: MacPro49 Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Excellent upgrade for the Mac Pro February 22, 2019 I bought the Radeon RX 580 Bundle for Mac Pro (2010-2012) about three months ago. I already had Metal support for my Mac Pro (Radeon 7950), but needed a little more oomph in GPU performance. Many apps are now using the GPU as much or more than the CPU for computational intensive apps. The RX 580 has performed admirably. In many cases it is 1.5X faster than the 7950. It also has the side benefit of being essentially silent. It only turns on its fans if it is really being pushed. So my Mac is very, very quiet most of the time.

I downgraded the card to 4 stars for two reasons. For most users these may not be an issue, but I feel it is important to be aware of them.

1.This card is not fully supported on the Mac Pro using High Sierra (10.13) or Mojave (10.14). Holding down keystrokes upon rebooting doesn’t work. E.g. holding down Command + s (single user mode), Shift key (safe mode), or option key (showing boot disk choices) upon reboot will end up with a blank screen that needs a hard shut down to be resolved. At least that is how it ends up on my 2012 Mac Pro.

2. If the bundle is still shipping with a single power cable, it may not be adequate in certain high intensity GPU usage. For me, when I used my favorite photo enlarging app (100% GPU usage), my Mac Pro would immediately completely shut down. I.e. the single cable tried to draw too much power. This was solved by my purchasing a dual 6 pin to single 8 pin power cable. After that upgrade the app worked perfectly.

So to conclude: The RX 580 is a great card with some very minor or major caveats depending on how you use your computer.

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Response from MacSales.com, Call Center March 5, 2019 Hello! We are currently looking into any issues we can find with the single power cable and will definitely be updating the bundle as necessary. Thank you for the excellent review!
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Reviewer: beatntrack Location: Fallbrook, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 No fuss upgrade for my 2010 Mac Pro January 15, 2019 This GPU replacement for my 2010 Mac Pro arrived today. Although expensive it allows me to move up to Mojave and have an HDMI port so I can connect a 40" 4K TV as my monitor.

It installed easily and the Mac booted up correctly with no issues. I was immediately able to install Mojave.

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Reviewer: GregS Location: Vero Beach Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Runs cooler and MUCH faster than the original card January 15, 2019 I upgraded my 2012 5.1 Mac Pro to give it Mojave capability. Thanks to the help from Tech Support, I got Mojave installed and running on a two monitor system. Had some problems but they were not the card, I was using a defective video cable and when I purchased a new cable display was perfect. It keeps my mac cooler thand the 5770 card that came with the mac. Quikcer rendiring in Final Cut. Completely satisfied and highly recomend this upgrade. Keep in mind there is no progress screen duirng boot. Goes directly to log in screen.

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Reviewer: Madgreek Location: Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great graphics card! January 1, 2019 This graphic card works as advertised and it's so quiet that you never hear any fan noise even under extreme loads.

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Reviewer: ContentCreator Location: Palm Beach Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 This is certianly a good option for a 5,1 MacPro December 8, 2018 I have a 2011 5,1 MacPro with a single 3.46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon W3690 Processor along with 48GB (3 x 16GB) 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC memory modules and OWC Mercury Electra 3G 240GB SSD for the System Disk Boot Drive. The last OS X upgrade was El Capitan 10.11.6. Since most of what I do involves a heavy amount of Adobe CC Photoshop and InDesign usage along with a increasing amount of time being spent on both DaVinci Resolve Finial Cut Pro X for video editing, I was in need of graphics card with more GPU.

As such I wanted (pretty much needed) to up grade graphics card with at least double the amount of VRAM as my current 4GB graphics card as well as handle a OS upgrade from El Capitan to Mojave. Searching the forums like Mac Rumors how to do it along with what I will need to accomplish it was to say the least was daunting as the main issue was which graphics cards were actually compatible, one requiring Metal (required for Mojave) and the proper drivers, should you be attempting to use NVIDIA cards.

Looking through OWC’s website I found a very likely candidate in their selection of video cards with this one openly advertised as having Metal supporting Mac Pro for upgrade to macOS 10.14.x Mojave, not to mention providing 8 GB of VRAM through the card itself.

To make this story short, I got the card, swapped it out and upgraded the OS to Mojave all in one stroke. So far, everything from the OS to all the apps, including Microsoft Office 2011 are running beautifully!

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OWC Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Upgrade Solution for Mac Pro (2010-2012) Mfr P/N: MP1012R580V OWC SKU: OWCMP1012R580V Add Metal support to your Mac Pro and upgrade to macOS 10.14.x Mojave. Ships: Same Day Only $369.99Cyber Saver $299.00
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