What do I need to get the 27" ACD on my early '08 MP?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hualon, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. hualon macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    I have an early '08 Mac Pro with a Geforce 8800GT card which has a dual-link DVI output. I currently have a 30" Samsung DVI display but I want to replace it with the slicker 27" ACD.

    Given that the 27" ACD is mini display port only I wanted to know what I should do:

    1. get the ACD and a mini display port to dual-link DVI adapter of some kind
    2. get the ACD and a 5770 upgrade kit

    I think that option 2 is the better of the two but wanted your thoughts. Will the 5770 even work successfully in my early '08 MP?

  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    Option 2. Option 1 will not work because the mini-displayport plug from the ACD is male, which is the same as the ACD plug on the dual-link DVI adaptor.

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