Mac pro configuration help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Greenbird600, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Greenbird600 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Hi, I've been considering buying my first mac. With the release of the new mac pro I'm pretty much set to make my purchase but I am unsure about one thing. Im a Gamer and I intend to get the Nvidia 8800 GT for using in boot camp.

    The problem is I use 3 screens and you can only configure the new mac pro with one of these cards. Would I be able to Use the upgraid kit they recently made avalible to add a second one of these cards for more than 2 screen support? Would I have to go with the more pricey 8800 for 3 screens or could i simply use the 8800 as a primary card for gaming and use the cheaper radeon 2600 for extra screen space?
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    I'm a little you plan to just use 1 screen when you game in Windows...meaning the 3 screens would only be used in OS X? If this is the case, you can have a 8800 and one of the other cards, and run 4 screens if you wanted in OS X.
  3. jroad macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2006
    I have a Mac Pro with an ATI x1900xt and an Nvidia 7300GT. Mac OS X supports up to 4 displays with this configuration. In Bootcamp, using Win XP, only the 2 displays connected to the ATI work. This is likely due to having both ATI & Nvidia cards in the same machine.

    So, you will be able to use at least 2 displays in Bootcamp. If you want to use more than 2 displays, I suggest you stick to the Nvidia family, either another 8800 (if compatible) or an Nvidia 7300GT.

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