Adding a third monitor to G5 2.5 DP?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by christophertin, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone solved this problem yet? I'd like to add a third monitor to my G5 music workstation (I'm thinking some sort of touch screen, like a Planar 15", or even one of those 9" little car touch-screen displays). In order to accomplish this, however, I need a third video port for my G5.

    Seems to me like the way to do that would be to find a PCI-X graphics card. They don't exactly seem to be in abundant supply, though. Anyone know of any?

    Chris
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I have not heard of any. I thought there were regular PCI video cards that were OS X compatible. One of those should work.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Are G5 2.5 DPs backwards compatible with regular PCI cards?
     
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    PCI-X is backwards compatible with PCI
    Look for a Radeon Mac PCI card and you're laughing

    PCI-e is the incompatible one.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Like this one?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Radeon-9200...ryZ25449QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    So if I add this to my system, in addition to the two monitors I'm powering from my AGP 8x card, I'll be able to add on two more monitors for a total of FOUR?

    I'll be laughing indeed!
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I think that will work. That chip wasn't even considered high performance when it was released as a 9200, but I think it should be a lot more than enough for your needs.
     
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