Looking for HDMI graphics card for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by keyboardmyface, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. keyboardmyface macrumors newbie

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    HI,

    I have a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT in my mac pro, and I want to add another graphics card with an HDMI port so I can hook up my TV. I was wondering if anyone has setup a dual graphics card configuration in their mac that were not identical cards?

    I'm researching the ASUS EN9500GT TOP/DI/512M GeForce 9500 GT (Newegg Item#:N82E16814121267). Does anyone know if this card is supported on the mac, or know of an hdmi card that is compatible for the mac?

    Thanks in advance for reading and advice!
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    You know they make DVI to HDMI adapters, right?
     
  3. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    +1.

    You are basically looking for an expensive fix to a cheap problem... Just get the adapter (or cable, whatever works better for you)

    [EDIT]
    oh, and keep in mind that if you go this route, you will still need to hook up the sound separately since (most) video cards don't output sound, even on pure HDMI. None output sound through DVI, since it is obviously not capable of such...

    Also, some HDTV's have a VGA "PC" connection designed exactly for hooking up a computer. Not sure if your card has VGA or just DVI, I'm no Mac Pro expert... I output video from my Macbook to my HDTV in this manner and it looks great
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  4. keyboardmyface thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I'm aware of the adapters. I currently have 2 DVI monitors connected to the graphics card in there right now. So I'm looking to buy an additional card to expand my tv as a third monitor. Are you suggesting it would be a less complicated solution to just get another GeForce 7300 GT and use an adapter?
     
  5. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely. It will be easier to find a compatible card without constraining yourself to ones with HDMI.
     

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