Two 30 cinema display, x800xt, and PM G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kjs862, May 14, 2009.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    I have a powermac g5 outfitted with a ATI Radeon x800xt. Currently I have one 30" Apple cinema display connected and was curious if I was able to add a second. If so would I need any adapters or would I be able to directly connect the second display into the graphics card? Any info would be appreciated.
  2. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Well, on the manufacturer's website, it specifies that the x800xt has a dual-link DVI port and an ADC port- I assume your 30" is plugged into the DVI. According to a blurb in an Anandtech article, the ADC connector only carries single-link DVI.... Which means a max rez of 1900x1200. To get another 30", you would probably have to pick up a new graphics card.
  3. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Darn I was really hoping I would be able to without an upgrade. Thanks for the information.
  4. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    Only card that can do Dual 30' is the 6800 OEM cards.
  5. awmazz macrumors 65816

    Jul 4, 2007
    Choices, choices, so many choices...

    When there's so little choice, a used OEM G5 6800 Ultra DDL still costs more than the brand new Mac Pro ATI 4870.
  6. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Thanks for the information. I wonder if it would be a wise move for me to puck up this card with my aging PM G5.

    If so anyone have any suggestions where I would be able to pick one of these cards up for cheap?


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