Mac Pro 1,1 and 27" Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gretsch27, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. gretsch27 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    Does there exist a video card that has Mini Display out and is compatible with the original Mac Pro? I had a 23" cinema display that was repaired by Apple and then manhandled by UPS (multiple times, actually). Apple is sending me a new 27" LED display. My computer is the original Mac Pro 1,1 with an nVidia 8800gt and as of right now, I have no way of connecting the two. I would like to just upgrade my video card to one with mini display. I have heard that the converters are either unreliable or don't work at all.
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    The official Apple Radeon HD 5770 ($250) and 5870 ($450) cards both have MDP connectivity and do work with first-gen Mac Pros, despite what Apple says. Another potential card (harder to find because it's discontinued) would be the Apple Radeon HD 4870.

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