Video adapter to drive three displays?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RoadHammer, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. RoadHammer macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks, I'm new to the forum and honestly am not typically a Mac user. That said, I've been working the last few days with a business partner of mine to help setup his recording studio. They purchased most of the rig, including a Mac Pro 2.8 before they started remodeling the studio a little over a year ago. We're now finally breaking it out and running into an issue.

    So in Apple's infinite wisdom, they saw fit to only include 4 expansion slots on this machine (1 for Graphics + 3 Additional PCIe). Right now we've got the NVidia 7300 dual display adapter and 3 DigiDesign interface cards installed, so no available PCIe slots left. The original design of the rig calls for a total of 3 displays connected to the Mac. Obviously this is not possible at the moment given the configuration. So is anyone aware of a graphics adapter, compatible with the Mac Pro, that can output more than 2 displays? I've found countless adapters for PC (Windows & Linux) that can do this but nothing for Mac.
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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  3. RoadHammer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK Thanks, unfortunately you've confirmed what I was worried would be the case. I'll start looking at alternatives including the adapters you linked to.
     
  4. ZennZero macrumors member

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  5. RoadHammer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that link. I had seen that device before but only the analog version (goes from DVI in to VGA outs). I'm trying to keep everything digital. Seeing now that they have a digital version of that, it might work out perfectly. Thanks, I think that may be the answer to our dilemma!!
     

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