2016 MacBook Pro TB and Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Easttime, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    On my 2014 Mac Mini desktop, I am using Apple's Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MB571LL/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter
    to get 2560x1440 resolution on my 27" Asus monitor. The mDP on the adapter is plugged into the TB2 port on the Mac Mini.

    Obviously I can't plug that Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter directly into my 2016 MacBook Pro TB's TB3 USB-C ports. The USB end would work fine with my Apple USBC-USBA adapter. But mDP does not work using Apple's TB3-TB2 adapter in the MBP's USBC ports. Anyone found a fix? Thanks.
     
  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    I use a USB-C to Display Port adapter (not miniDP), and then connect via a display port cable. Not sure if your monitor supports that... DP can achieve that resolution without a similar converter/hub thing needed for dual-link DVI. It does need to be 4K though.

    This is the one I bought which works well for me running that resolution on my 15" MBP w/ TB.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M5BALT0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     

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