I’ve got a 2005 PowerMac G5, Dual 2.3 GHz with a stock Nvidia GeForce 6600 running OSX 10.4 Tiger that I enjoy experimenting with, purely for fun and to learn writing legacy software in XCode.
Would adding a second GeForce 6600 from another PowerMac work or even be useful? I’m not trying to improve gaming performance here.
I believe the GeForce 6600 supports only a single Dual-Link DVI output (while it has 2x DVI ports on the back) so it should support Apple’s 30″ Cinema Display. Would adding a second GeForce 6600 into the 8x PCI-E socket allow one to run second 30″ Cinema Display?
Would there be any other benefit to trying this out? I don’t believe that the G5 motherboard supports SLI despite SLI starting with the GeForce 6 series.
Open CL was initially released in 2009 and as a software developer this might be fun to experiment with.
Has anyone tried this before? What happened with you did it and why did you try it?