Running GTX TITAN and GTX 1050i Together

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    Running GTX TITAN and GTX 1050i Together


    Thanx to an AWESOMELY generous user here (whom shall remain anonymous unless they chose not to be) I have tested the GTX TITAN.. And it works!! Sorta..

    The DisplayPort doesn't work but the DVI and (I assume) the HDMI are fine..

    The BAD news is my monitor is a 27" MAC monitor with a DisplayPort adapter..

    I know the monitor works as it works fine on my GTX 1050ti..

    Right now I am limited to a Duo Core machine but I wanted to see if I could run the TITAN and the 1050ti together. This way, I can use my MAC monitor and get all the benefits of the TITAN thru the 1050ti..

    Bad idea???

    OK idea but gives me no benefit beyond the ability to use the MAC monitor???

    Stupendous idea that will allow me to travel forward or backward in time???
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    I dunno. Never used more than one graphics card (other than SLI or Crossfire pairs, which are functionally 1 card).

    I would suggest an HDMI to DP converter. Unfortunately, they are active devices and cost $30-40 and up.

    The are many cheap passive DP to HDMI or DP to DVI Digital adapters out there, but that's going the wrong way.
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    And to use SLI, they have to be identical cards, right??

    Well if this is the worst thing about the GTX TITAN, I can live with it..

    Thanx for the reply...

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    There is a firmware update that NVIDIA released that addressed the DisplayPort issue...

    NVIDIA Graphics Firmware Update Tool for DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 Displays

    Unfortunately, my TITAN says it doesn't need the update..

    - - - Updated - - -

    The plot, as they say, thickens..

    While looking for some RJ45 sockets, I came across a MALE MINI-DP to MALE DVI Mac cable...

    I said to myself, "Hmmmm, this might help..."

    I plugged the MINI-DP FEMALE connector into the MALE MINI-DP of this cable... So I had a MALE DVI at one end and a MALE DisplayPort connector at the other..

    I plugged the DVI into my monitor and the DISPLAYPORT into my GTX and viola...

    It worked... The monitor displays perfectly...

    Does that indicate that the DisplayPort port on the Titan is fully functional???
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  4. bobkn's Avatar
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    I'm confused. What's the mini-DP port? The one on the graphics card?

    The monitor has a DVI port?
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    No.. I found a DVI to MiniDP cable.. I plugged in the adapter I had and ended up with a DVI to DisplayPort cable.. Plugged into the DisplayPort of the Titan and the DVI monitor worked fine...

    Which would seem to indicate that the DisplayPort of the Titan is functioning properly..
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    I'm still confused. I misspoke; I think that the Titan has only one DP port, one HDMI port, and two DVI ports, at least one of which is dual link.

    What graphics card output are you using? You appear to say that it's the DP. What input are you using on the monitor? Better yet, what's the exact model number of the monitor?
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    OK, the 27" Apple Monitor is a A1316 (I think) Apple Cinema with a mini-DP MALE cable set into the monitor..

    The other monitor is an ACER 24" S24DHL with a DVI and a DB-15 connector..

    The GTX TITAN has this configuration on the connector ports. ...



    I also have a MINI-DP (FEMALE) to DP (MALE) Adapter cable..

    Finally, I have a MINI-DP (MALE) to DVI (MALE) adapter cable...

    Putting the two adapter cables together, I have a DVI (MALE) to DisplayPort (MALE) cable...

    This allows me to hook up the ACER 24" DVI to the video card's DisplayPort and it works fine....
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    I'll give up after this, but...

    If you have an Apple A1316, its cable ends in a mini DP male plug.

    From what you have described, the only thing that you could plug that into would be the mini-DP (female) to DP (male) adapter.

    You could plug that into the DP of of the graphics card. But, you're not doing that.

    If you had a female DP to male DVI adapter, you could stack adapters and plug the monitor into a DVI port of the graphics card. You could use either DVI connector, as both are dual link. (Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia) The upper one is DVI-D (digital only), and the lower is DVI-I (both digital and analog). I thought that DVI to DP would require an active adapter, but that may be false.

    But you post that you have a male DP to male DVI adapter, and that you're using the DP port of the graphics card. I can't make sense of that. Too many male plugs, regardless of what's plugged into which.
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    Oops. I see my error now. "Michale32086" was able to get an Acer monitor with a DVI input to work with the DP port of the Titan graphics card by using an adapter. The higher res Apple monitor doesn't work with that port (using a full-sized DP to mini DP adapter). I have no idea why it wouldn't work with the Apple display. While the Titan is a fairly old card (2013), its specs are fairly up-to date (probably DP1.2 or later).
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    Is there any way I can look at the DP Port specifically, thru DEVICE MANAGER..

    So if it's running a version that might have issues...
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