DVI Cinema Display and the new Macbook Pro Retina display

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  1. gugy, Jun 13, 2012
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    gugy macrumors 68030

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    Hi,
    I notice that the new MacBook Pro Retina Display has two Thunderbolt ports and I am wondering if I purchase it, will I be able to connect to my ACD 30" and 23" displays that have a DVI input.
    I do have the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter by the way for the 30" display.

    Do I need to get any special adaptor or am I able to keep the native resolution of the 30" displays?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The MDP to DL-DVI should work fine with the Thunderbolt ports.
     
  3. gugy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    so the display port and Thunderbolt ports are the same shape and size? Can you just plug it in straight without any adaptors?

    I have never tried.
    Thanks
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep. OS X Lion: About Thunderbolt
     
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    30" works with a true DVI Dual Link adapter

    When I use my two different adapters on my MacBook Pro 15 w/retina display under BootCamp Win 7 I get two different maximum resolutions.

    1. Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter -- 2880 x 1800 MAX
    2. Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter -- 1280 x 800 MAX
    NOTE: The DVI adapter is much smaller than the Dual Link adapter.

    Win7 installed drivers & a reboot was required. I have not yet tried this on the Mac OS X side or to see if after these new drivers, what might change. If I find out anything changes on the Mac side or Win7 side other than the above, I will report back. My guess is the adapters’ limit the Max Res & some think they have a Dual Link adapter, when in fact they do not.

    Jeff Stumpf
    MBP15-R, and Mac Pro (w-30" HD Cinema Display available)
     

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