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. . . I've ordered some of the convertors and Y cables mentioned above. . .
About the QSI converters:

Without the converters, I have two 3840x2160 running at 30Hz on a Radeon HD5870 (2010 12 core MP). Neither require a converter: one is hooked up DVI, the other by mini DP.

However, this has only worked with El Capitan: When I boot into Mountain Lion, I have only been able to get one monitor at 3840 x 2160 and the other at 2560x1440 (same monitors, same video card, same cables).

On an early 2015 MBP (running El Capitan), I can get 3840x2160 @ 60Hz from the TB ports, or 3840x2160 @ 30Hz from the HDMI (same monitors as on the 12 core).

Just an FYI for anyone lingering a while longer on ML.
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About the QSI converters:

Without the converters, I have two 3840x2160 running at 30Hz on a Radeon HD5870 (2010 12 core MP). Neither require a converter: one is hooked up DVI, the other by mini DP.

However, this has only worked with El Capitan: When I boot into Mountain Lion, I have only been able to get one monitor at 3840 x 2160 and the other at 2560x1440 (same monitors, same video card, same cables).

On an early 2015 MBP (running El Capitan), I can get 3840x2160 @ 60Hz from the TB ports, or 3840x2160 @ 30Hz from the HDMI (same monitors as on the 12 core).

Just an FYI for anyone lingering a while longer on ML.
Any idea what kind of success you'd have on Sierra?
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I was digging around on the web and noticed people started playing around with 4K monitors about the time Mavericks was released. They were more pricey then.

With prices in the $275 to $400 category for the 28" variety 4K goodness, and compatibility with the early Mac Pro hardware, seems like now is a good time to gather a few 4K monitors.

I have been holding off on Sierra. But I would be surprised if if there was a problem.

Apple updated the video drivers for El Capitan which gives new life to the old 5870 cards. The 4K video drivers supporting multiple 4K monitors on the 5870 card may be in Mavericks as well. Can't imagine they would go backwards with Sierra.

Mountain Lion supports a 4K and a 2K, just not sure if a different card would enable 4K Plus 4K. Maybe.
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