Display Port

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

  1. Ba5tardo macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2007

    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?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Not without using an expensive "external" GPU aka Matrox product. Get USB video adapter
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    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.

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