Two 30 cinema display, x800xt, and PM G5

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

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    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

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    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

    kjs862

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

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    Only card that can do Dual 30' is the 6800 OEM cards.
     
  5. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    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

    kjs862

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    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?

    thanks
     

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