Mac Pro 1,1 (from 2007) and Cinema Display 27"

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Anders A, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Anders A macrumors newbie

    Anders A

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    What graphics card (with mini display port) should I get for my Mac Pro 1,1? – will it even work with a Cinema Display 27"?

    I look in the forum, but I am only getting more confused and there are not many comments regarding the 27".

    Can someone help?

    Anders
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    The 5770 and 5870 will work in your mac pro, if you are running snow leopard and be fine with a 27" display.

    Or you could get a DVI to MDP adaptor that runs 150 or so last time I checked.
     
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    ATI 4870 would be another option. Has better performance than the 5770 but comes with two outputs only.
     
  4. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    Not trying to Hijack because I have the same question. Are there any flashable PC cards that have Mini-DP?

    I'm essentially looking for the cheapest option to add Mini-DP to my 1,1.
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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    This one
     
  7. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    Awesome thanks, its $150 on newegg! link
     
  8. hitek79 macrumors member

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    Flash info?

    So I would be interested in buying this card, does anyone have a link to find the ROM? I've never flashed a card, but I've been reading up on it and I think I can handle it.
     
  9. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    TBH it's not dramatically better enough to justify the extra power drain and noise etc... Get a 5770:D
     
  10. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    True (although noise isn't an issue with the card, it's dead silent), but there might be some deals on ebay from people who upgraded to one of the newer cards.
     

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