Mac Pro with minivdisplayport... possible with a new graphics card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by anim8or, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. anim8or macrumors 65816

    anim8or

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    Since video/graphics out is achieved through graphics cards with dvi ports...

    surely a card with mini displayports would make exisiting mac pro's compatible with apple's new LCD displays?

    Am i wrong?

    Would this be difficult to do for a graphics manufacturer to do (forgetting that this obviously would be a card aimed mainly at Apple users and probably not worth the effort....)?
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    No, it wouldn't be very hard to do technically.

    The problem being if anyone wants to but the new Mac Pro will certainly feature graphic cards with DisplayPort connectors and the appropriate Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort connector.
     
  3. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    wouldn't it be easier to just use an adaptor?
     
  4. djjclark macrumors regular

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    An adapter to convert from dvi to displayport will probably cost what a low/midrange card would cost (~$99). It is significantly different technology.
     
  5. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    I completely agree. In one front page news post here on Macrumors, Apple announced the display port license/specs were freely available to 3rd party manufacturers.

    Here's to hoping that Macworld Expo brings a few 3rd party adapters....
     

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