Older cards and 4K

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

  1. Loa macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2003

    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.

  2. Mr Ski 73 macrumors regular

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


    Apr 10, 2012
    New York
    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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