Can you use a 30" Apple Cinema Display with the latest Mac Pros?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 212rikanmofo, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    I have an old Power Mac G5 that I use with my 30" Cinema Display (DVI). I plan on getting a new Mac Pro soon but would like to know if you can hook it up to the old 30" Cinema Display which uses a DVI cable without having to buy anything extra to make it work?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The 30" ACD requires a dual-link DVI. Have you read the technical specs on Apple's site? Specifically the Graphics and Displays section:
  3. wonderspark macrumors 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    Yes, it works. I plug mine directly into the 5870's DVI port.
  4. minifridge1138 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
  5. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    OK, all together now: YES IT WORKS!!!

    The 5870 in my 2012 has a DVI port plus two MD ports. My 30" ACD is connected to DVI, while my Dell 2407 is hooked up to one of the MD ports using a DVI-->MD adapter.

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