Mac Pro monitor recommendation for DVI Dual Link

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by designermaryland, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. designermaryland macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2018
    I am in the process of transitioning from a 2009 MP to 2010 MP, but both have dual link DVI and mini DV port on the graphics cards. Currently on a 1920x1080 acer monitor and i need something larger and like the dimensions of a 31.5 monitor with 2560x1440.

    I have purchased 2 "budget" AOC and Acers in this range, but they have failed to work correctly with any cables I have at that proper resolution. I believe my DVI cable which is currently in use only supports 1920 width. I tried using a DVI to HDMI cable and the resolution is not crisp at 2560. Further complicating is that many monitors that are in the 300 range do not have DVI connections so I cannot just get a DVI male/male dual link cable.

    How can I connect my 2010 with 5770 Radeon graphics card with DVI-D to a current monitor to a 32 inch and get full resolution? I was looking at the ASUS VA32AQ and some other similar screens, which have DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA but no DVI.
  2. tsialex macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Why you don't replace your HD 5770 with one of the Apple list of recommended ones, you will have to replace it if you want to run Mojave. Then you can get a monitor with DP1.2 or better.

    The Apple third-party graphics cards list identifies specific cards that are compatible with Mojave:
    • MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 128-bit 4GB GDRR5
    • SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
    • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition
    The three cards listed in bold above have Mac EFI.

    The list also identifies cards that might be compatible, none of which have Mac EFI:
    • AMD Radeon RX 560
    • AMD Radeon RX 570
    • AMD Radeon RX 580
    • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
    • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
    • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
    • AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
    • AMD Radeon Frontier Edition
  3. designermaryland thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2018
    i appreciate the suggestion and will take that idea into consideration. Given that would be an additional $250-$300 investment for a new graphics card, I would probably explore that as a last resort. Was hoping there was a simple adapter or someone could verify a cable they are using which is performing at the proper resolution with the 5770 or GeForce GT 120 with DVI-D
  4. tsialex macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    If you want Mojave in the future, you can buy the recommend RX-560 for a little over $120, last promo was around $100.

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