1440p on G5 Quad

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  1. rabidz7, Jun 26, 2013
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    rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Can I use a 1440p monitor with my G5 Quad? What cables would I need to use? I have a 7800GTX and an AMD 7850 and 7970, the AMDs are not currently in use, I am just planning to see how they respond to being in a PCIe slot while booted into linux, if I ever got the AMDs to work, what cables would I need to use?
     
  2. skinniezinho macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe only a monitor who supports it,no?
    Through dvi
     
  3. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I would honestly think it's no problem if you have the right card. Depending on your monitor you may need a special dual link DVI cable, you should check you monitors manual to see if that's the case.
     
  4. rabidz7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can the DVI be adapted to HDMI?
     
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    I'm sure it'll work fine.
    Remember these machines were marketed with the ability to run two 30" ACD's. Yaknow, the 2560x1600 ones?
    Yea. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Member2010 macrumors regular

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    Usually. DVi can actually carry both the analog VGA signal as well as the digital HDMi signal (sans the sound usually) which is why in most cases with most video cards, you can just use a cable adapter to get VGA or HDMi out of it.

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  8. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    Only DVI-I can carry both analogue and digital video signals, DVI-D can only carry digital video signals and DVI-A can only carry analogue video signals.
     
  9. Member2010 macrumors regular

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    Yup, and these cards are usually DVI-I, correct?

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  10. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, most cards with DVI are DVI-I.
     
  11. i486dx2-66 macrumors newbie

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    My 2.3 Dual Core PMG5 would drive my 2560x1440 display just fine from the PCI-E 6600.

    I only tested it on the VGA connection, using the Apple DVI->VGA adapter, because I had another computer plugged in using the monitor's DVI connection. But it looked fantastic. :)
     

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