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Mookamoo
Oct 3, 2006, 11:03 AM
Hi

About to upgrade my 17'' laptop with a MacPro. I already have a 23" monitor and want to run 2 monitors, so will purchase a 20" when ordering the MacPro.

Was going to order the 2 x NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB.

Is this OK or could I need something better in the near future?

What is a ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI) and do I need one?

Your thoughts would be helpful



lowfi
Oct 3, 2006, 11:14 AM
The 7300 supports 2 monitors. So you only need 1.

1900xt is more for games/motion/etc or other graphic intense apps.

twoodcc
Oct 3, 2006, 12:01 PM
just depends on what you're going to do. you really don't need 2 7300's. i ordered mine with the ATI card

Mookamoo
Oct 3, 2006, 02:13 PM
So I only need 1 7300 to run 2 monitors!

Only do print and web graphics, so an ATI probably isn't worth the extra.

waremaster
Oct 3, 2006, 02:51 PM
So I only need 1 7300 to run 2 monitors!

Only do print and web graphics, so an ATI probably isn't worth the extra.


Thats correct. That money would best be spent elsewhere.

Sdashiki
Oct 3, 2006, 03:06 PM
but this does mean that I can finally have quad monitors for an almost 180degree desktop!? Without having to do any fiddling? Sweet.

trainguy77
Oct 3, 2006, 09:21 PM
but this does mean that I can finally have quad monitors for an almost 180degree desktop!? Without having to do any fiddling? Sweet.
Well if you wanted you could have up to 8 monitors with the mac pro, because there is 4 card slots and each card can handle 2 monitors....however they will have very little bandwidth each they would probably run ok just don't try game on them.