Best way to get 2 monitors

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  1. solidsponge macrumors newbie

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  3. jonnykk macrumors newbie

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    If you have a ATI 5770 in it that is meant for an Apple, it should have (2) Mini DisplayPort outputs as well as the DVI. There are Mini DisplayPort > "X" adapters available depending on what connections your other monitor(s) have.

    Adapter Examples:

    Mini DisplayPort > HDMI
    Mini DisplayPort > DisplayPort
    Mini DisplayPort > DVI

    If your other display is older and doesn't have a HDMI or DisplayPort connections, then going with a Mini DisplayPort > DVI may be your best bet.
     
  4. solidsponge, Sep 17, 2013
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    solidsponge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah brilliant it does have those! Excellent, I will try and get one of those. Im glad I asked as I thought they were thunderbolt ones haha. Thats great, I will go for mdp > dvi then.

    (to other poster, cant get work to buy new card unfortunately nor a new mac haha)

    Forgot to say, thanks :)
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    From a video standpoint, Thunderbolt and MDP are the same and the adapters are compatible. Just FYI.
     
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    Almost the same! You can't connect a Thunderbolt monitor to an MDP card. :rolleyes:

    I only mention this because every now and then someone thinks they can connect their Mac Pro to a Thunderbolt ACD but there is no way to do this, even with adapters.
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Good additional point. In the context of this thread looking at adapters to hook monitors up to MDP/Thunderbolt, they are the same.
     

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