ATI 5870 with 2GB and 6 Mini Display Port outputs sighted

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  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    I wonder if ATI will release a Mac version of this card?

    http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?shownews=30749&catid=2

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  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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  3. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like this card pulls an ungodly amount of power.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah we might get a Mac version—crippled with only half the VRAM and costs twice as much as the regular verison.
     
  5. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I think this 6 Mini-DisplayPort card is actually the Mac version, since no one uses Mini-DisplayPort except for Apple.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Yay@full-width vent.


    And Voidness kind of has a point. Has anyone found a single other Mini DP product aside from adapter cables that isn't made by Apple?
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh my lord! that is insane! i wonder if the card would sell that good. 6DP ports? wow
     
  8. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/f22/amd-radeon-hd-5870-eyefinity-edition-spotted-66266/

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    This looks like it is aimed at super large displays (268 megapixels) rather than Apple. The TDP according to other sources is 325 W.
     
  9. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Not at all. Apple made MDP available for licensing in attempt to try and get some other people to use it. Looks like they've just had their first bite...
     
  10. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Would a Mac Pro handle 2 of these working together in Windows?
     
  11. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    No. The Mac Pro doesn't have enough PCIe power feeds for 2 of these - you could possibly jury-rig a solution but it wouldn't be elegant in the slightest. Crossfire may/may not work.
     
  12. gugucom macrumors 68020

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  13. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Not 2 on the current (2006-2009) Mac Pros, unless apple adds more pci power connectors in the next Mac Pro which I think would be nice and hopefully they'll add the 5870 to the Mac lineup of GPUs. :D
     
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