Dual Displays on 2009 Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by zachkowalchuk, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. zachkowalchuk macrumors member

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    Hi, Just curious if its possible for dual displays on a 2009 mac mini?

    I'm thinking of getting the mac mini instead of an iMac to save cash because I prefer windows as my main os but I want a mac for testing and other things.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There's a Mini-DisplayPort and a Mini-DVI port. You get dual displays from that.
     
  3. zachkowalchuk thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks. Just checking. I knew there were both ports, just needed to know if Both of them can be used at once.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can use both simultaneously. One display will connect to each port. You'll need an adapter as well for the Mini-DisplayPort.
     
  5. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I speak from experience being as I have one and do that. 1 display is 1080p, the other is 1650x1080. Works great.
     
  6. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    Can also confirm. Currently driving two 24" monitors, both at 1920x1200. Works perfectly.

    John
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    When you run dual screens does the GPU bottleneck performance down or does it handle the graphics as if you were running just 1 screen?
     
  8. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not playing games on the machine, but I do run Lightroom in dual monitor and it's fine.

    John
     

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