Old Mac Pro and new 4k

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  1. joubex macrumors member

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    Hello
    I would like to buy a 27'' 4K display for my Mac Pro (early 2009 quad-Core 2.93/ 5,1/ ATI Radeon HD 5770).
    I don't see any recent thread on this subject so I have 2 questions:
    - I probably should change my graphic card so which one should I choose at a decent price to run the monitor at 60 hz?
    - Which display would you buy (also at a decent price)?
    - I already have an ASUS PA 279Q (2K) that I would like to keep (dual with my new 4k display).
    Thanks for your help
    JS
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    May be you should try to read again, I see at least 5-6 relevant threads just on the first page.
     
  3. Derived macrumors 6502

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    Depends on what you want to do with it...my GTX680 drove my Dell 27" 4k display pretty much just fine, it was the 4gb model so that probably helps a bit depending on what you do. I use a GTX1080 now.

    The display itself has been great, picture quality is excellent. Everything around the panel is a little cheap, which is to be expected considering it was less than $450, but the panel itself is great.
     
  4. joubex thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello h9826790
    Sorry, effectively there are a couple of threads that I initially thought were old (and some are...).
    I don't want a 5k by the way.
    Hello Derived
    I won't use the display for gaming, more for working on pics with photoshop and watching some movies.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G5

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  6. joubex thread starter macrumors member

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    Things are moving fast so I didn't know if this thread was still valide
    Anyway thanks guys

    Really appreciated :)
    JS
     
  7. pixelatedscraps macrumors 6502

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    Depending on budget and graphical requirements, I can highly recommend a Radeon RX 560 2Gb (or 4Gb) for OOTB compatibility. For a monitor, the Dell P2715Q is great - just make sure you test for light bleeding and uniformity issues (very common with Dell / BenQ monitors or anything under the benchmark EIZO / NEC)
     
  8. joubex thread starter macrumors member

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    --- Post Merged, Sep 24, 2017 ---
    Thanks for the advice
    JS
     

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