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Mac Pro Mid 2010 supported display resolutions

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trobert225 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 11, 2012 11:48 AM

Hi,

 

I have a Mid 2010 Mac Pro and am planning to switch from a single display to a dual display setup. The monitors I'm planning to buy have a native resolution of

1680 x 1050 (their screen have a 16 x 10 aspect ratio), but I might need to use them at the next lowest resolution, namely, 1440 x 900. I want to make sure that this exact resolution will be supported by my Mac Pro, but in the Mac Pro technical specs, it says only "Support for digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 pixels". Is it safe to assume that the Mac Pro will support this exact resolution? Thanks for anyone's input.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,600 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to trobert225)

    People can probably help more if you tell them make/model of monitors.

     

    By default you have ATI 5770 which supports using proper adapters 3 displays each (dual link DVI for 30"). It  could of course be something else if you build to order or upgraded and changed graphic card.

     

    Resolution independence is not exactly supported.

     

    I would "assume" but it does help to know and matters, that you hve either 10.7.5 or 10.8.2.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,600 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to trobert225)

    As long as the NEC is not 'ancient' it should be fine.

     

    You are not trying to force some unsupported resolution or refresh rate.

     

    Sometimes people use SwitchRes to have acceess to more settings too.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,180 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to trobert225)

    Is it safe to assume that the Mac Pro will support this exact resolution?

    Yes.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,600 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to trobert225)

    That is interesting.

     

    In your reading and searching - and maybe communicate iwth the developer of SwitchRes - about this.

     

    Also, what happens running Windows 7 or 8 natively and see - I would expect that there would be full resolution support. One of the reasons I like Windows is the way it allows changing DPI to have screen resolution independence - totally different but shows the flexibility of having everything @ 110% or 110 DPI.

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