MacPro - Which Graphics Cards?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mookamoo, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Mookamoo macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006

    About to upgrade my 17'' laptop with a MacPro. I already have a 23" monitor and want to run 2 monitors, so will purchase a 20" when ordering the MacPro.

    Was going to order the 2 x NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB.

    Is this OK or could I need something better in the near future?

    What is a ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI) and do I need one?

    Your thoughts would be helpful
  2. lowfi macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2006
    Geneva, Suisse
    The 7300 supports 2 monitors. So you only need 1.

    1900xt is more for games/motion/etc or other graphic intense apps.
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    just depends on what you're going to do. you really don't need 2 7300's. i ordered mine with the ATI card
  4. Mookamoo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006
    So I only need 1 7300 to run 2 monitors!

    Only do print and web graphics, so an ATI probably isn't worth the extra.
  5. waremaster macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2006

    Thats correct. That money would best be spent elsewhere.
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    but this does mean that I can finally have quad monitors for an almost 180degree desktop!? Without having to do any fiddling? Sweet.
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Well if you wanted you could have up to 8 monitors with the mac pro, because there is 4 card slots and each card can handle 2 monitors....however they will have very little bandwidth each they would probably run ok just don't try game on them.

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