NVIDIA GeForec GT 120 512MB

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by henrynw, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. henrynw macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I've just purchased a new Mac Pro. I'm wondering if the video card will actually support 3 monitors? I know the docs say 2, but if I plug a dual into the DVI and then use the miniport as well, will 3 work?

    Thanks.

    Henry
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Curious what you mean by this:

    "but if I plug a dual into the DVI"

    Displayport is supposed to daisy-chain....but not sure if hardware to do this exists yet.

    Firewire 400 and SCSI were also supposed to do this but people rarely did.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Dual is not DUAL MONITORS.

    Dual is support for resolutions over 1920x1200.

    You can output to two monitors per card.
     
  4. imacpr0 macrumors newbie

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  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  7. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody know yet if this GT 120 will work on the 2008 mac pro.

    Just like how the stock 2600 for the 2008. Was not advertised to work with the 2006 when it was first released.
     
  8. eelmac macrumors member

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    each card can support two moniters, so if you have one card you can have 3 moniters, 2 from the card 1 from the mini display port
     
  9. cmaier macrumors G3

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    The mini displayport is part of the card. 1 monitor by dvi and 1 by mini dp.
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Completely wrong.

    There is one DVI port and one Mini DisplayPort port. You can connect one monitor to each.

    Thus, two.
     
  11. eelmac macrumors member

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    Ah i see, my bad :D
     

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