Connect a gaming PC via Display port?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by byron_hinson, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering about trying to connect up a self built gaming PC with a GTX 295 in it to the display port on the iMac Mid-2010 machine. I know the Display port on these accepts input and I'm just wondering if anyone has tried this all?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What outputs does your GTX 295 have? If it doesn't have (Mini) DisplayPort, you need an 150$ adapter so you could just sell it and buy a new GPU with DisplayPort
     
  3. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thought that is all I need for a DVI connection? Or have I misunderstood completely!

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB570Z/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY#overview
     
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    That works when connecting a device with mDP output to device with DVI input, but not vice versa. To connect DVI device to mDP monitor, you need this to get full resolution.
     
  5. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh ok thanks - makes sense. I'll wait before I build a new one in a year or so then and get a card with Displayport output on it like the new ATI ones. The i7 2010 iMac's are still pretty damn good for gaming anyway, just hard when you come from a 295 with such high frame rates! Damn the wife wanting me to have one machine±!!!!!!
     
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    Post now moot due to the above post, as it was written, while I wrote mine.

    Just to clarify, only the 27" model can be used in Target Display Mode.

     

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