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arn
Nov 6, 2003, 01:34 PM
So,

What options do I have if I want Quartz Extreme enabled on by two ADC monitors?

I think I need an AGP card with ADC and DVI that supports dual head display.

Is Apple the only place these cards exist? I suppose I could also use a dual DVI and get another adapter.

arn

jamesatzones
Nov 6, 2003, 01:40 PM
Just set up a system yesterday, 2 23" Cinemas on a G5 with the 9800. You need the DVI 2 ADC connection, retail around $150. Pretty cool, I wish I personally could afford another 23"

arn
Nov 6, 2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by jamesatzones
Just set up a system yesterday, 2 23" Cinemas on a G5 with the 9800. You need the DVI 2 ADC connection, retail around $150. Pretty cool, I wish I personally could afford another 23"

yeah... but let's assume I'm not buying a G5 at the moment. ;)

I don't think you can get the Radeon w/ ADC not from Apple.

arn

Dont Hurt Me
Nov 6, 2003, 02:07 PM
does ati have any idea how many mac users are waiting for a top notch adc video card? Im wanting one also but for another reason but 2 monitors would be cool.

MacsRgr8
Nov 6, 2003, 02:20 PM
Won't the Radeon 9000 work?
Affordable, and has an ADC and DVI output. Just need a DVI to ADC adapter.

wrc fan
Nov 6, 2003, 08:11 PM
You can get a GeForce 4 MX with both ADC and DVI at Other World Computing for $70

G5orbust
Nov 6, 2003, 08:17 PM
Ill sell you my oem geforce 4MX that came with my Qs933, though Im sure you dont want it when ou could get a new one for so cheap.

Dont Hurt Me
Nov 6, 2003, 08:23 PM
geforce4 mx??radeon 9000? those cards are ok but not top notch by any stretch of the imagination, my 2.5 yr old geforce 3 can match those clowns how about a nice ati 9800xt with ADC ati???? ati is there anyone home???

arn
Nov 6, 2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by Dont Hurt Me
geforce4 mx??radeon 9000? those cards are ok but not top notch by any stretch of the imagination, my 2.5 yr old geforce 3 can match those clowns how about a nice ati 9800xt with ADC ati???? ati is there anyone home???

I guess that's the issue... can't seem to get an ADC out card from ATI.

these seem to have both adc and dvi from OWC:

ATI 9000 (http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=5260&Item=ATI100433020) 64MB

GeForce 4MX (http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=5753&Item=APL661NV4MX32DVKIT) 32MB

arn

solvs
Nov 7, 2003, 12:18 AM
The 9000 is probably your best bet.

Unless you want a GF4Ti. Only $399 at the Apple Store. :eek:

manitoubalck
Nov 7, 2003, 01:16 AM
Instead of shelling out for a 23" or worse still twin 23"s. Buy a projector, and the size is only limited by the size of your wall.

Rower_CPU
Nov 7, 2003, 01:21 AM
The problem with LCD projectors is resolution. They get pricey real quick when you get above XGA (1024x768).

Plus, bulb life and replacement is a big issue.

Projectors are cool for occasional use, but not for day-to-day computing.

arn
Nov 7, 2003, 01:55 AM
Alright...

My decision...

I bought the Geforce 4 Ti (ADC + DVI) from Apple - $399. Costly.... but....

The GeForce 3 ADC version that I'm replacing fetches a nice price on eBay. ($300-$400) since it's the fastest card that still fits into a Cube.

Hopefully will come close to breaking even... and will have Quartz Extreme on two monitors.

arn

Dont Hurt Me
Nov 8, 2003, 03:03 PM
just saw this,thats a great card but very overpriced. there is a market for a great adc card and currently the one you bought is at the top since Ati never really made a Mac 9800 only gave us the pc card with the words made for mac, the open gl stuff is great but a mac card without adc is not a mac card.

Dont Hurt Me
Nov 8, 2003, 03:07 PM
did you say what i thought you said about a geforce3 adc??? thats what iam using ,hmm any cube owners out there?