New Mac Pro Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by philius, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. philius macrumors newbie

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    Could I just clear something up?
    Is it possible to buy the new mac pro with the ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB option graphics card;
    And then connect 2x 24" Apple LED Cinema Displays???

    As from what I can see the only way to do this would be to buy 2x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120's??? :confused:
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I'd hedge a guess that you could connect two 24" LED displays with 1xATI+1xnVidia cards.
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    No. I believe DisplayPort can, in theory, daisy chain multiple displays from a single port, but the 24" ACD does not support this. The card is intended so that you can do any of the following without adapters:

    Buy a new 24" ACD for your new setup
    Buy a new 30" ACD for your new setup
    Have a 24" ACD join one of your current DVI displays
    Just link up to whatever display you already have
     
  4. philius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why wouldn't they offer a 2 x ATI Radeon HD 4870 option to cater for people wanting this combo do you think?
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    They'd rather you buy a 30".
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I'm presuming that since the 4870 requires 2 power taps off the motherboard, the new Mac Pros will only support one 4870 without gerry-rigging some kind of external power supply.
     
  7. philius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks, I guess that explains their reasoning... looks like i'll be getting the 2xnvidias then.
     
  8. Xenious macrumors 6502a

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    So can we buy the card separately to upgrade our mac pros (2008)?
     
  9. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    yes, they have a listing in the apple store but the price and availability are not updated yet

    hopefully within the next couple of days as apple sorts out how much to charge us :)
     
  10. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    £280, 5-7 weeks in the UK.
     

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