5159 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2009 2:57 PM by Happy Man
I am looking at buying the new Quad-Core Mac Pro 2.93 Ghz, with 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, One 18x SuperDrive, and an Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel) to go along with it. I noticed there isn't an option to put in two ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB's. Can I do that?
No. There is not enough power, or enough power connectors, for more than one 4870.
If I want dual displays, is my only option the 2x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB?
If you want two 24" LED displays, you could use a 4870 and one NVIDIA GeForce GT 120.
Also, how easy is it to install another graphics card myself. If I buy one NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 and want another one later, is it easily installable?
I wish to use 2 Apple 24" Cinema Displays therefore need 2 cards with Minidisplayport.
So I have ordered the Mac Pro with the Radeon 4870 and ordered a NVIDIA GT120 to run the other display.
My question is if you have both the 4870 and the GT120 driving the other display. Lets say you play a GAME or use bootcamp to play a game under Windows.
How does the system know which card to use for the Gaming IE you would not want the GT120 to do the 3D work in a game you would want the 4870 to run the game.
So how do u make sure the Radeon 4870 is used not the GT120 for graphics intensive stuff.