Any Working (Eyefinity) 5/6-port Cards with Mac Pro?

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  1. jkheit Guest

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    Hi All:

    I did some searches, particularly the compatibility list of flashed cards:

    http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,371.0.html

    I didn't see that anyone got these cards to work. Sorry if I missed an obvious spot.

    Anyway, has anyone gotten ANY 5 or 6 port (e.g., eyefinity) cards working in ANY mac pro? More specifically, gotten the card to work and support all/most of the ports?

    I have a 2006 Mac Pro and the new 12 core model. I'd love to get this single slot 5770 working (or any 5/6 port single slot card) working:

    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/hd 5000series/5771.aspx

    Thanks for any help or pointers!
     
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  3. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    problem is not card, problem is that the amount of drivers supporitng Eyefinity in OSX are:


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  4. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    Eyefinity, or support for more than 3 monitors off of the same card? As I understood it, Eyefinity was just the tech to merge the multiple displays into one coherent output as far as the OS was concerned.
     
  5. jkheit thread starter Guest

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    Thanks, it doesn't have to be eyefinity. Actually, even a 3-port card that supports 3 30" displays in a single-wide card length would be of value.

    I'm trying to cram as many displays in a single Mac Pro as possible. I think the best you can do is a double-wide 3-port card in the primary slot, and then some older 120 2-port cards in the remaining cards.

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  6. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

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    How many monitors do you actually want? You can probably add 3/4 5770s (assuming youw ant to use all your slots) as they're reasonably low power. Cheaper than the 6 port cards, too.
     
  7. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

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    Allegedly you can do it (on the 5770) with active Mini-DP > DVI adaptors, or presumably Mini-DP - DP on a non-apple monitor.
     
  8. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    You can't have more than 2 Apple 5770's in the Mac Pro. That's why the OP asked for third party single slot cards.

    You can. The brand has nothing to do with the type of adapters, though. For 30" displays you need a DP - DualLink DVI adapter ($100), which is always active.
     
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  12. goMac macrumors 603

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    There is a flashing thread somewhere around here full of cards. I don't flash cards, so I'm not going to suggest anything. :)
     
  13. jkheit thread starter Guest

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980733&highlight=flash+bios+5770

    I rooted around there a bit and didn't see one.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/127816/XFX_Readies_Pair_of_Single-Slot_Radeon_HD_5770_Graphics_Cards.html

    The above 2 cards seem close to the reference design, although my guess is the HD-577x-Z5F3 has a better shot at working. Although if both are off reference, I wonder if the eyefinity version may also work, but where only 3 of the 5 ports work...
     

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