New 512 Video card in the new iMac's

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  1. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    Hey Guy's will the new 512 Card power a 30" Apple Cinema display
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. Apple

    2. Two other threads already about the 8800M GTS on this forum.
     
  3. cloudnine macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple link doesn't show crap about supporting an external display, 30" or otherwise. (at least, it doesn't say anything other than "connect an external display, yadda yadda yadda."

    ghey.
     
  4. ozthegweat macrumors regular

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    Yes it does, under "Graphics and video support":
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah easily. The card in your current imac will as well.
     
  6. sndcj1 macrumors member

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    Technically yes, the card can support it, but the iMac hardware can't. The 30" panel requires a dual link DVI, the Mini-DVI connector on the iMac is single link, giving the max digital resolution of 1920x1200.

    So real answer, NO.
     
  7. ozthegweat macrumors regular

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    The Apple specs page says no. Well, you CAN use a 30 inch Cinema Display, but not with its native resolution.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll get a single link of resolution which ends up being 1280 x 800 on the 30" panel.

    No to mention this page shows the compatibility of Apple's displays with Macs. Who knew that Apple.com would be the source for the specifications on Apple products?
     
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