MacPro - Which Graphics Cards?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mookamoo, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    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
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    The 7300 supports 2 monitors. So you only need 1.

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

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    just depends on what you're going to do. you really don't need 2 7300's. i ordered mine with the ATI card
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Thats correct. That money would best be spent elsewhere.
     
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    Sdashiki

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    but this does mean that I can finally have quad monitors for an almost 180degree desktop!? Without having to do any fiddling? Sweet.
     
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    trainguy77

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    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.
     

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