Daisy chaining multiple thunderbolt displays to 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Z400Racer37, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering, is it possible to hook up three thunderbolt displays to my 27 inch iMac? I know you can do a least two, but I haven't seen any YouTube videos of any more than that. Is there a limit to how many you can hook up? If so, is there a workaround available, so that I can hook up three thunderbolts to my iMac? If not could I hook up 4 displays to a Mac Pro?

    Thanks in advance everyone.
     
  2. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    The question I have is do you actually have a 9 foot desk that would fit 4 27 inch displays lol.
     
  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    I'm positive the current imacs can support "only" 2 additional TBDs. The Mac Pros won't work since they don't support thunderbolt but you can still use the old Cinema displays.
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    I think it's just 2 as there's only 2 TB ports.
     
  5. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    it doesn't have anything to do with the number of ports but since each TBD is more than just a hub, the imac cannot support the video output to more than 2 TBDs in addition to its own display.
     
  6. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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