View Full Version : ATI Radeon X2800XT with CrossFire rumored for Apple's next Mac Pro
02-16-2007, 05:04 PM
Two of this video cards in a mac pro would be usefull for Red?
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The card is Red... Goooooood sign....
02-17-2007, 01:25 PM
Does anyone know what the max resolution would be for this card... considering that the mac 8-core xeon will be the only machine that can run the card?
02-17-2007, 01:51 PM
If the cards are driven in parallel (crossfire/SLI mode) they should be able to drive 4 * dual-link DVI with proper sync. Dual cards should be able to sustain nearly 20M pixels/sec... It will for sure be capable of 2 * 3840x2400, which would equate to roughly 5424x3390 if the 16:10 aspect ratio is maintained. Single cards will be limited to somewhere around 3840x2400, but should be able to handle the full 4K res of RED (4096x2305). Provided you can find a display that will digest it. ...OTOH, current 2 * Dual Link DVI cards can handle 4K on a single display, if that display were available. The Hitachi 3840x2400 panels are still out there in 22" size, but are a bit hard to find and don't perform that well -- older, discontinued tech.
02-17-2007, 02:50 PM
Thanks for the info... I wonder if the new monitors from Dell and Apple will go up to true 4k. I heard that both companies will soon announce their competing offerings.