Late 2005 multiple GPUs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by prvt.donut, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a

    prvt.donut

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    Hi,

    I'm back, went on vacation and hadn't had time to flash the GPU yet:mad:, but will hopefully attempt this weekend.

    Anyway, the point of this thread is to ask about multiple GPU's in the powermac.

    I read that you can put 4 6600's in the G5 (from the Apple site) to run 8 monitors (pretty cool). but that lead me think what about putting two x1900s in it? (one drawing power from the MB and the other getting power from the IDE via a splitter).

    Has anyone done this?
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Can't help you directly, but my June 2004 PMG5 can run two monitors at 2048x1152 with an ATI Fire GL X3 [flashed to be a Mac Radeon X800 XT] with perfect smoothness
     
  3. thorns macrumors member

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    I haven't tried it yet (Just didn't think of it). I see no immediate advantage (since Crossfire wouldn't work and 3D content like games are rendered on the primary display only), so I'd say it would be overkill. I had a 7800GT and the 6600LE alongside at one time. No problems, could easily drive three displays (and why shouldn't it be able to?).
     

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