Original 22" Cinema Display and new Mac Pro

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  1. snagitseven macrumors member

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    I have the original 22" Apple Cinema Display with DVI-D connector (not ADC) connected to an old G4 AGP and want to use it for awhile with a new mac pro. Will it connect and work with the new 8800 GT dual-link DVI video card; will I need an adaptor? Also, when I get a new dual-link monitor, will I be able to use both at the same time with the one card?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If it has a DVI-D connector it will work fine with a new Mac Pro. As long as you have the appropriate DVI cable (the one you have now should work) then it'll work as-is.

    If you buy a new monitor that requires dual-link then you can keep using both screens off a single 8800GT. Dual-link does not mean it uses both DVI ports. It uses two TDMS links on a single port. Both ports on the 8800GT are dual-link meaning you can run any combination of 2 screens you want: 2 single link, 1 single link + 1 dual link or 2 dual link.
     
  3. snagitseven thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the fast reply

    I knew that the DVI-D connector appeared to be the same but wasn't sure if pin assignments/configuration had changed in the last 6 years through iterations of DVI-D, ADC, back to DVI-D and dual link DVI-D.

    I can't decide if I want to get a 23" or a 30" so thought that since the picture is still pretty good on my original 22" ACD I would use that for awhile.
     

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