Which video card to buy in order to run 3 monitors on a PM G5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macaddict23, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502

    macaddict23

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    Right now, I have a 30" and a 23" (older acrylic) ACDs hooked up to a Powermac 2GHz Dual-Core G5 with a stock GeForce 6600LE. I'd like to hook up another 23" (older acrylic), but I don't know which video card to buy that would allow me to do this. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    When you say dual-core, I'm not sure if you mean dual processor.

    If your mac is dual processor, and has PCI-x slots then unfortunately adding a PCI graphics card will disable quartz (limiting programs such as iMovie).


    If it has PCIe graphics (dual core models) then a X1900 would work (I think you need two of the same card installed though).

    http://ati.amd.com/products/RadeonX1900/index.html
     
  3. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Best bet would to find another 6600LE on eBay.
     
  4. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

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    Matrox

    Matrox has always seemed to support more monitors per card than anyone. Their TripleHead2go digital edition, for example, is a USB breakout box that can drive three monitors at 1680 x 1050. They have quad-display internal boards. Their M series cards can support 4 monitors each. The M cards are for Windows only, but check around the Matrox site; I'll bet you'll find a Mac-friendly card that will do what you need.
     

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