Cheap Thunderbolt to dual DVI cable

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tuan, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. tuan macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a cable to connect new Mac Pro 2013 to a 30" screen (2560x1600) with DVI-I & DVI-D ports. The Apple cable is almost $100. It looks like many of the lower priced cables do not support such a resolution. Have you found cheaper alternatives that work ? Thanks.
     
  2. chrisn123 macrumors member

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  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I used this adapter to run a 3rd 1440p monitor off a single GPU. Titan/670 only come with two dual-link Devi and needed an adapter to run the 3rd.

    Don't need it anymore since I have 2 GPUs.
     
  4. BayouTiger macrumors regular

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    Neither does Apple's. The USB plug is just to power the adapter.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Any chance the display has a Displayport connector? If so, you can use an inexpensive Mini Displayport to Displayport cable.
     
  6. chrisn123 macrumors member

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    Actually the Apple adapter DOES pass USB to the hub/ports in the 30" monitors. I am running two of them. I you use a TB-FW800 adapter with an 800-400 adapter, it will happily light of the firewire ports as well (for example to run an original iSight camera).
     
  7. BayouTiger macrumors regular

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    Oops! Sorry, I forgot about that. Hell I forgot my 30 had ports on it. It hangs on a wall so I never think about them. I use the ports on the iMac that feeds it?
     
  8. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    You spent that kinda cake on a nMP and you're worried about a cable?
     
  9. tuan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    A work colleague has this adaptor and runs it from a spare iPhone charger.
    Using it with a large LG monitor.
    That keeps it stable, the power supplied from many USB ports is just not enough, so
    don't go there !!

    OR get the Dr Bott version ( name IIRC )

    M.
     

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