Mac Pro 2010 + Samsung MD230X3

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Desmo1098, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Desmo1098 macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    Can someone inform me a little bit more about what I want to do...

    I am thinking about buying a Samsung MD230X3 setup. More information about the product here:

    Basically it is a 3 monitor setup all linked together on one stand. However, from what I can find on-line it looks as though it was designed for the AMD Eyefinity. Conventional wisdom says I should still be able to use them as though they were 3 individual monitors, correct? So if I wanted to go into System Preferences, I could set the dock monitor to the middle and the one one the left to the left and right on the right, correct?

    What about the mini-display port to display port cable? I remember reading here recently that there have been some suspect cables from places like and others. Can anyone confirm that there are working mini-display port to display port cables working from the ATI 5770? If so where from.

    Lastly, does anyone have any experience with this exact setup?
  2. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    If it's designed to work with eyefinity, then yes they're seperate cables and you should be able to use them with the MacPro.

    I bought a mini-DP to DP cable off ebay from some random in the US and it worked fine for my Dell monitor - YMMV.

    Point to note though - $2.1k for that setup is completely outrageous. The monitors are worth at most $300 each (the price you'd pay for an IPS 23" at 1080p) and there's no way a 3 monitor stand is $1200.

    I'd rather buy a pair of 27's for the same price and get greater vertical resolution albeit with only two monitors, or more likely: a 30, a 23, and a few nice bottles of single malt.
  3. Desmo1098 thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    Would that be...

    The Macallan 10 years old
    The Macallan 12 years old
    The Macallan 18 years old
    The Macallan 25 years old
    The Macallan 30 years old
    The Macallan Elegancia

    Thanks for your response. I got so overly excited by the setup of 3 displays with thin bezels and a stand I did not pay attention to the price.
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    No? You haven't visited monitorsinmotion then. ;) The triple boa sets you back a whopping $1400. Haven't seen a better stand, though.

    However, I agree with you. The displays aren't worth that much. For $2100 you can do much better.

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