Using Apple displays with computers running Windows
The Apple Cinema Display product line features the industry standard DVI connector, which allows it to be connected to a variety of computer systems, including both Apple and Windows-based computers. The DVI connection, along with the VESA DDC support, removes the barriers to using an Apple display with a non-Macintosh PC. As long as your graphics card supports the full single link and/or dual link bandwidth defined in the DVI specification and incorporates DDC technology, your PC graphics card will support the Apple Cinema Display line.
The 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display and the 20-inch Apple Cinema Display require a single link DVI signal. The 30-inch Cinema HD Display requires dual link DVI support to drive its massive amount of pixels.
The table below includes a list of video cards from a number of different manufacturers that Apple has verified to provide VESA DDC as well as DVI single link and/or dual link support. Video cards from other manufacturers that are not listed may also be compatible.
|Nvidia Quatro FX by PNY Technologies|
|Model tested:||Apple Cinema Display (20-inch DVI)||Apple Cinema HD Display (23-inch DVI)||Apple Cinema HD Display (30-inch DVI)|
Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only, and does not constitute Apple's recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.