dual video card question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ChemiosMurphy, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone. Here's my problem. I just got a third monitor and need another video card for my 08 MP. I really want to get the 3870 but here's the questions.

    How do two separate video cards work? Will the two monitors hooked up to the 3870 look good while the lone display on the 2600 look like crap?

    My background is mainly final cut pro, with a sprinkle of Color (with MXO and yes i know only one card will work) and motion.

    So should I just save my pennies and get the 2600? Will a 1080p panel and a 1680*1050 be too taxing on it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yeah, because the Desktop gets really vibrant when hooked to a better card. :rolleyes:

    They'll look the same. Play games on the 3870 monitor(s), but everything else will be the same.
     
  3. ChemiosMurphy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Tallest Skill. I'm just on the fencer whether or not I need the 3870. I just got an MXO and Dell 2408 and am totally stuck. None of the 3 Apple stores in Manhattan or tekserve have the 2600 in stock so i'm kind of mad.
     

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