If you have a spare PCI2e slot can I install a quadro 5600 fx at a later date

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by carnacious, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. carnacious macrumors newbie

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    I have just ordered a new Mac Pro with the 8800gt card inside. This gives 4 megapixels, but I suspect in future I may need to run a 5 megapixel display, just cant afford the quadro 5600 at the moment. Does anyone know if I can just purchase the 5600 or any other card that runs more than 2560 x 1600 and plug it into a spare slot?
    Does anyone know of any higher res cards that are mac compatible?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No.Definitive list of card combinations for Mac Pro:

    1-4 HD 2600s
    1-2 8800 GT
    1 8800 GT, 1-2 HD 2600
    1 Quadro 5600
    1 Quadro 5600, 1 HD 2600

    Anything else puts the power over the limit or can't be done due to lack of external power connectors.
     
  3. whistler222 macrumors 6502

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  4. carnacious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are quite a few. Barco are the main players, but very expensive: £5000. :eek:
     

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