Older cards and 4K

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Loa, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Québec
    #1
    Hello,

    Is there any chance that an older card like the 6870 can be made to handle 4K? I know it's locked to 2560, but since it can handle multiple displays at that resolution, it seems like it *could* handle 4K.

    Loa
     
  2. Mr Ski 73 macrumors regular

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    Dec 11, 2007
    #2
    I would be interested to know this as well. I have a 5870.
     
  3. thefredelement macrumors 65816

    thefredelement

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    New York
    #3
    I think there needs to be some stability with 4k monitors and refresh rates, there was another thread I asked a question in about this.

    I have a 7970 from MacVidCards and while it'll support the resolution, depending on the monitor and card, may only support the resolution at 30Hz.

    I was/am in the market for 2 27" ACDs but the price of those Dells coming out in a few weeks really changes things for me, especially if I won't have a problem running them...

    I don't know if it's going to be more of jus what specs a card or a monitor says it can do as opposed to some trial and error until 4k becomes more of a standard.
     

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