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

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

  1. anim8or macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2006
    Scotland, UK
    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


    May 30, 2006
    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


    Aug 21, 2006
    wouldn't it be easier to just use an adaptor?
  4. djjclark macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    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

    Aug 3, 2007
    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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