Is there an adapter or card that would let me use the new LCD monitor (with Mini Displayport) with the DVI Power Mac G5?

Edit: Looks like one's arrived:




There is cable for it, but this is male to male cable. If you are using apple's 24 inch mini-display port monitor, isn't the cable built into the monitor? If so, you cannot use this cable. You would need a female display port end.

Currently there is not a male dvi to female display port adapter available that I know of.

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  • I think that's the opposite of what I want. The displayport in on the display end, not the computer end. – nevan king Aug 6 '09 at 3:43
  • That is why i mentioned either male or female ends. Are you using apples 24 inch monitor? – Troggy Aug 6 '09 at 4:04
  • Did that make sense what I said? – Troggy Aug 6 '09 at 16:05
  • Yeah, it's the 24 inch, with glossy screen. – nevan king Aug 7 '09 at 1:59
  • Yah you need a male DVI to female display port cable, which does not exist at the moment. – Troggy Aug 7 '09 at 6:56

It is cheaper to get the cheapest PCI-X16 videocard with DP that fits the G5, and flash its BIOS for working with a mac. Get a card with decent OSX support, like a Geforce 9400M, a Radeon 2600, a Radeon 4650, a Geforce 120GT, a Geforce 130GT, a Geforce 8800GT. See XLR8YOURMAC.com for working options.

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You can use DVI to Mini Display Port Converter made by Atlona. Here is place to buy: BZBExpress.com

Good luck

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