2012 Mac Mini mDP -> HDMI Active adapter possible 2560x1440?

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  1. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    i searched and couldn't find a concise answer here. It says not suited for 2012 mac minis but wanted to see if anyone has a first hand experience with so.

    Im trying to set up dual monitors with my mac mini except my 1440p monitor only has 1 dp and 1 hdmi input, the displayport is reserved for my gaming pc / g sync so unable to use that one. Want to attach my mini somehow using the hdmi port and still be able to use my native 2560x1440 resolution.

    Looked at this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017BQCUGW/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Anyone have one similar and does it work?
     
  2. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    I use the official Apple Mini-DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter (which is active) to power an Apple 30in Cinema Display at 2560x1600 from my 2012 Mac Mini and it works great. I also occasionally connect a 1080p monitor to the HDMI port and it runs both of them simultaneously just fine.
     
  3. troy14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the cinema display connected via DVI or do you have a DVI -> hdmi cable?
     
  4. twalk macrumors regular

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    In a stock 2012 Mini, it's only rated for 2560x1600 max for the DP interface and 1920x1200 max for the HDMI interface (HDMI 1.4). While you can potentially go over that with overclocking software, that's not recommended because of the possibility of damaging your machine (and many monitors won't handle an overclocked signal into it anyway). Note that active adapters, such as the one you linked to, are directional, so you can't use that one HDMI -> DP
     

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