2560x1600 on External 30" Monitor?

WilPhoto

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Nov 30, 2012
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We just added a new 2015 MacBook Pro 13" to our studio and I'd like to set it up to use a 30" monitor (we have the HP z30i monitor) and run the monitor's native resolution which is 2560x1600...

What adapter should I use to do this? I've read that I need a MiniDisplay Port to Dvi adapter, which is only about $10 or $30 from Apple... but I've also read that I need a "Dual link DVI" to DVI adapter, which is much more expensive with bad reviews.

Which adapter will work for my needs?

Thanks!
 

WilPhoto

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Nov 30, 2012
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Thanks for the links. I see that those (linked) cables just support Displayport 1.1 signals and not 1.2 signals. Perhaps it's better to go with a cable that supports 1.2?
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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Thanks for the links. I see that those (linked) cables just support Displayport 1.1 signals and not 1.2 signals. Perhaps it's better to go with a cable that supports 1.2?
Unless you are running a 4K screen it won't matter but you may want to go 1.2 to have cables for when you upgrade monitors.