Stoopid 30" display question

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a Mac with a NVIDIA 6800 card and a PC with a ATi 9800. If I buy the 30" Cinema Display, will I be able to connect it to the PCs 9800 albeit at a lower res., or will it just not work at all?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    the way dvi works is that there are a bunch of empty pins that are for expansion.

    the 30" uses all of the pins in the dvi connection. so if your graphics card dosen't support the display it won't have the extra pins

    if the graphics card dosen't say it supports the 30" it dosen't.

    it won't even work.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    messiahmessiah Posts: 1,689member
    Nice one. Thanks for clearing that up.

    Looks like Quake 4 on a 30"er is going to have to wait!
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