'16 MBP15 supports MST daisy-chain?

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  1. CaptainBuck, Dec 2, 2016
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    CaptainBuck macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at buying my first Mac, ever, with the MBP 15" 1TB. But I'd like to use my existing stuff with it (below). 2 questions that my fairly extensive searching online has failed to answer, this looks like the place to find the hardcores. I hope!

    - Does the new MBP and latest MacOS support DisplayPort MST daisychaining?
    - What are the best, most concise adapters to hook up all my hardware below?
    Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $200.00)
    Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $200.00)
    Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $200.00)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $110.00)
    Mouse: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $70.00)
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120W 2.1ch Speakers (Purchased For $100.00)

    Thanks, help me buy my first Mac! I played with the new MBP in the store and disagree with all the negative reviews, thing is awesome. With a few adapters, it's a desktop replacement and more for me- completely willing to spend the $3000US if I can make this work.
     
  2. Quasselstripper macrumors regular

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    The Macbook hardware itself supports MST daisychaining, however macOS has not implemented this properly. You should file a bug report to prioritize this issue: bugreport.apple.com
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well you may well be better off with a thunderbolt 3 dock to run your monitors and peripherals.

    Something like this

    http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U095/

    Or this

    https://9to5mac.com/2017/01/04/elgato-thunderbolt-3-dock/

    And OWC are doing one with 13 ports it seems as well
     
  4. Quasselstripper macrumors regular

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  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately it's not released yet, coming soon on their website

    https://www.elgato.com/en/dock/thunderbolt-3#header

    The trouble with tb3 stuff is that the Windows computer makers have been very slow to implement it so there isn't a huge incentive for makers to release stuff yet and the issues with certain older and newer TB3 protocols. clouded the issue as well.
     

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