Which graphics card for Dual 24" Dell DVI monitor use on 2x2.8Ghz MPro

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  1. pr-photo macrumors newbie

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    Firstly sorry if this has been answered before

    I have a 2 x 2.8 Mac Pro and want to have dual monitors for Photoshop and Dreamweaver development

    The monitors I have are 2408WFP Dell displays

    The MP has a ATi HD 2600XT fitted

    What is the best solution for dual monitor support.

    ATI 4870 or ATi X1900 or GTX285?

    Does the ATI 4870 support 2 DVI monitors with adaptors?

    Can I use the 4870 with the 2600??

    :confused:
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    2x2.8 does not say anything, model? 2006? 2008?

    if its 2006 or 2007, you can not use the 285gtx.

    for your needs, id get a PC 4870 and flash it.

    it's the cheapest alternative, but gives you a powerful card
    you get two DVI outputs

    for flashing, you'll be looking for this card
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ffiliateID=PS_vdjxix_Y-wNmtTzCGGOYS6ylPA6TuZA

    and reading the last 5 pages of this thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=661681&page=79

    there you just got spoonfed, that be 5$ thank you, :)
     
  3. pr-photo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    To clarify

    2 x 2.8Ghz Late 2008 1600FSB

    UK so links to US suppliers are defunct for me as most will not supply and european stock is different

    Does the Apple 4870 support dual DVI with adaptor?
     
  4. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    Yes, but it has only half the memory, is twice or three times the price of a flashed PC card. Just about the only case it is usefull is when you need a VGA port for some reason.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    What is the issue with your 2600XT running both displays?
     
  6. MacVidCards Suspended

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    There was a supplier in UK who still had 5 of the ideal XFX 4870 cards as of last week. Dig into last couple pages of the big 4870 thread, I think it was there. The XFX are best as they offer DUal DVI functionality in both Leopard and Snow Leopard.

    Do some research, but I would hurry and see if any of them are still available
     
  7. pr-photo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bought the Apple EVGA in the end :)

    Just in time thought as my 2600XT failed :confused: now the system is with :apple:
     

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