Best way to drive 2 24" Apple LED w/ATi 4870?

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  1. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a

    PsyD4Me

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    I'm trying to hook up two monitors (stretch) to my early 2008 MP with the new ATI 4870 card that i just put in however, since there's only 1 minidisplay port slot i have to look into other options.

    I can use the:

    Atlona’s DVI to Mini DisplayPort Converter

    but i don't know how the picture quality will be,

    but can I also get a 2nd ATi 4870 and drive the 2nd monitor from that, AND have my screen stretch? or will i get 2 separate screens?
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    You could buy a GT120 for 100 odd bucks from Apple.

    I would rather have a graphics card then a converter, but thats just me.
     
  3. PsyD4Me thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    will that stretch the screen or create two separate monitors?
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

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    It'll be just like if it was a second display on the 4870.
     
  5. PsyD4Me thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you
     

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