How to connect two 24 ACD to the new Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Greenhoe, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I'm purchasing a Mac Pro later this week with a 4870 and I currently have an apple 24 display and i'm going to purchase another 24 ACD, my only question is since they both use Mini Displayport what adaptor will I need to connect the second one to the DVI since they have Mini DP to DVI but not the other way around?
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You can't (right now). If you want two 24" LED Apple displays you will need two graphics cards.
     
  3. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    AHHHHH NOOOOO! Do you guys think they will be coming out with an adaptor anytime soon? Also how would I get another graphics card? Since I'm going with the 4870 apple doesn't give me the option for 2 cards.

    Also will having 2 cards will that help performance at all or just to hook up more monitors?
     
  4. nicolapo macrumors newbie

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    Right now, having two cards won't buy you any more performance (they don't talk to each other). But who knows what will happen with Snow Leopard, GrandCentral & OpenCL?
    (Remember how Apple introduced 2 GPUs in the unibody MBP?)

     
  5. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    How can I get an extra card when purchasing the 4870? Or do i have to purchase the GT 120 and then buy the 4870 extra as that upgrade kit?
     
  6. nicolapo macrumors newbie

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    Call Apple - they'll do it over the phone for you even though the option doesn't exist in the public version of the store.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Never.

    Put one in your cart alongside the computer.
     
  8. Shownarou macrumors regular

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