Connecting HP monitor to mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GtrDude, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. GtrDude macrumors regular

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    I don't have a Mac Pro yet, I have Macbook Air and an HP workstation as my home desktop and I'm still relatively new in the Mac world.

    I would like to buy a Mac Pro and hook it up to my HP monitor (HP 30" LP3065) which has two DVI-D inputs.

    My question: is this possible?

    Maybe I'll get an Apple monitor later but for now the Mac Pro purchase is enough for me to pay it off first and then see.
    If I can use the HP monitor on the Mac Pro it would help greatly.
     
  2. Machines macrumors 6502

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    I cannot think of a single reason why a Mac Pro with a Dual Link DVI capable video card would not work with your HP display . If you have a specific Mac model in mind , tell the forum here and we'll verify that the Mac's video card is DL DVI capable . No great need to get an Apple display .
     
  3. GtrDude thread starter macrumors regular

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    Machines,
    Thank you for your answer.
    The Mac Pro I'm thinking about getting is the latest Mac Pro.
    The cheaper one. The 2999.
    http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

    Thanks again for your answer.
     
  4. austinpike, Mar 21, 2016
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    austinpike macrumors 6502

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    I think Machines assumed you meant a classic (aluminum tower) Mac Pro that can run a variety of video cards. (Which was the first thing to come to my mind as well.)

    For the "new" Mac Pro you are limited to the built-in video cards and outputs (Mini DisplayPort and HDMI) which means you will need an active mini DP to dual link DVI adapter like this.

    Eventually if you upgrade your display there is no need for an Apple branded one, just look for something that has DisplayPort (most decent larger monitors will) and all you will need is a $10 mini DP to full size DP cable.

    On another note, many would say the current Mac Pro is quite long in the tooth and due for an update, so now is not a great time to buy... but then you could play that waiting game indefinitely...
     
  5. GtrDude thread starter macrumors regular

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    Austin, Thanks a lot for your reply. It's very helpful.
    Much appreciated
     

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