Graphic's Port Compatibility ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by schulmaster, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. schulmaster macrumors member

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    If I have a monitor that uses MiniDisplay, is there anyway to post to that monitor from a GPU with only DVI and HDMI?

    If so, please explain.


    Thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    There are adapters that convert from Mini Displayport to DVI, VGA or HDMI, and they can be had here for rather cheap. That site also sells any cables you might need.
     
  3. schulmaster thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your quick reply! All the cables on that list have male MiniDisplay to female other. Since my monitor has a male MiniDisplay cable, and my prospective GPU obviously has female outputs like any other, these adapters won't work. The elusive female MiniDisplay to male 'other' leads me to believe this conversion is not possible.
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

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    It is possible, but the adaptors are not that cheap ($80). You can find one on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gefen-Mini-Di...WBEK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1299752556&sr=8-3

    (Note: The one above does not work with the 27" Cinema Display. A new one is supposed to be out in a few months that does.)

    Depending on the video card you have now, a better option might be buying a new video card with Minidisplay Port onboard.

    Edit: Here is the one that works with the 27":
    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=9898
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Doesn't your ATI 5870 have mini display ports?
     
  6. schulmaster thread starter macrumors member

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    @GoMac Thanks! Those look perfect



    This isn't for my Mac, this is for a computer hoping for a GTX580 and another Cinema Display.
     

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