Display Port

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ba5tardo, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Ba5tardo macrumors newbie

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    All,

    I would love to be able to drive two external displays with a Mac Book Pro. Is this at all possible using the display port interface?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Not without using an expensive "external" GPU aka Matrox product. Get USB video adapter
     
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Possible it is up to a certain res. You cannot drive two 2560x1600 displays. You'd have to wait for Displayport 1.2 which we won't see till the next year refresh I guess. 1.2 allows daisy chaining of displays like firewire and has enough bandwidth for pretty much anything.

    Currently the only way I know of is to use a hub like Matrox Dual head to go. I don't know if there are anyothers. But you need some active splitter that splits one signal into two as the MBP has only one output port. Many PC Notebooks have a HDMI + Displayport + VGA output and you can usually drive 2 displays at the same time.

    The Matrox only allows for 2 equal res. Displays but there might be other solutions out there which support a different res too. Technically it is possible.
    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/video/
     

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