More than 2 displays

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Fonzijr1964, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #1
    If you put an extra video card into the Mac Pro can u run more than 2 displays like if i have 2 cards installed will i be able to run 4 screens, 3 cards 6 ect.?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #3
    That's the only reason TO put another card in.
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #4
    wow i just looked on the Mac pro page and saw it. if it was a snake it would have bit me. It seems so obvious now.

    So if i have 4 displays and i want to span do they have to be next to each other or can two be on top?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #5
    You can arrange them physically any way you want and then represent this in the OSX system preferences. You can go 4x1, 2x2, 1x3, a T shape, whatever :D
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #6
    sweet
    i like ur car;)
     
  7. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    #7
    I read somewhere recently you can do up to 18 monitors. Not sure if that is accurate, but you can have a LOT of monitors.
     
  8. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #8
    There are 4 slots you can put a graphics card in. All the compatible card have 2 DVI ports, thus if you maxed a Mac Pro out with graphics cards you would have the ability to run 8 displays, not 18 (unless you were to use some sort of display splitter to combine two displays into what the computer perceives as one, but that's still only 16).
     
  9. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #9
    yep only 8
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #10
    Matrox sell quad-head graphics cards. If they had Mac support...
     
  11. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Location:
    England
    #11
    Nvidia also have a 4 port card these days in the NVS 440 with support for 1920x1200 and around $500.
     
  12. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland

Share This Page