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

    Sep 3, 2001
    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

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    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

    Nov 8, 2007
  4. carnacious thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2001
    There are quite a few. Barco are the main players, but very expensive: £5000. :eek:

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