Displays & Graphics Card Options - Matrox M9188

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iamcheerful, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. iamcheerful macrumors 6502

    iamcheerful

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    With the recent addition of the 27" iMacs which can double as an external Apple Display (links to a MR user here who shared his/her setup with 2x24"+27" Apple Displays) ... I believe this may be a video graphic card which, most if not all, professional users will appreciate.

    Even an everyday user may consider such a card if the price is within budget which currently isn't. It isn't targeted at gamers who need every ounce of performance though.

    It appears to be geared towards Apple since it debuted with onboard DisplayPorts. However, it should be noted on their specs page that the system requirements currently do not list any version of Mac OSes. Matrox do list Linux support though. Do note that they didn't leave out regular DVI users. Direct Link for more details on the specs.

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    Macbidouille (French)
    Matrox M9188
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    It looks similar to the ATI HD 5870 Eyefinity6. Both are aimed at extremely high resolutions with multi monitor displays or QuadHD.
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    My impression is this is aimed at that while the 5870, as a by product of being so powerful can do it. This seems more akin to the Quadro NVS 400s, which support quad displays currently, but are low power. I doubt you will find many businesses adopting the 5870 for a critical business solution, but a home user should be looking at the 5870.
     
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    2000$? Not competitive if you ask me.

    For the same price you can get 4 5870s and hook up 24 displays of the same size.
     
  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    nothing is geared towards apple cause it has displayport.

    it's an open standard.

    don't expect the matrox for macs at all.



    So in what way is the Matrox more stable? technically?
    and the 5870 six is for home users?
    home users with need of 6 screens? right ;)
     
  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Not stability, support. By home user I meant enthusiast :eek:.
     

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