Does anyone know of a PCI Video Card with adc support, for a G5 2.0?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by digitaldrip, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. digitaldrip macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2007
    I currently have a G5 2.0 with a ATI Radeon 9600 XT AGP, which I have a 17' ADC & 23' ADC. I have one more 17' ADC I would like to hook up through a video card in the PCI slot, but I cannot locate any video card that accommodates this. Thanks for your help! :confused:
  2. sysiphus macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Doesn't exist. Sorry. To my knowledge, there never was any ADC support on any PCI card. All that ADC is is just a DVI signal with power; my understanding is that the PCI bus can't support the power requirements--or it could simply be that there was never a demand. Worst case, you can get a ADC->DVI adapter, as long as you're not using one of the CRT displays that use ADC, which aren't compatable with the adapters. :apple:
  3. digitaldrip thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2007
    Thanks for the quick reply! Looks like I'll have to buy an adapter... Thanks!
  4. admiraldennis macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2002
    Boston, MA
    I don't believe any PCI cards with ADC support exist, due to technical limitations (ADC carries DVI video, USB, and 100w of power in a single cable).

    The solution is to buy a PCI video card with DVI out and a DVI -> ADC converter box. You should be able to find both of these for a fair price on eBay.

    As for video card choice, the Radeon 7000 PCI Mac edition comes to mind. It supports two simultaneous outputs, has DVI / VGA / S-Video out, and should be pretty cheap on ebay.

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