DVI-D to (mini)DisplayPort Adapter/Kabel

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ochsenbauer, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. ochsenbauer macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a MacPro3.1 with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 1536 MB grafikcard. I want to use the Dell U2515H monitor, which only has HDMI, mDP und DP connectors. Which cable or adapter can I use to get the full resolution of 2560x1440?

    I have already tried:
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link-DVI-Adapter
    • Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter
    • Amazon HDMI to DVI-D Adapter Cable
    With these I only get a resolution of 2048x1152.

    Does anyone have a idea?
     
  2. bogg macrumors 6502

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  3. netkas, Jan 23, 2016
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    netkas macrumors 65816

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    I'm afraid nothing will help.

    your display needs dual-link dvi signal on hdmi input, hdmi can provide it if connected to hdmi port on videocard. But all dvi->hdmi adapters I saw only pass single-link dvi signal, hence 2048x1152. Displayport adapters wont help either, they convert from display-port to dvi, not vice-versa.

    You either need a display with dual-link dvi input or upgrade videocard.

    switchresX wont help either.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 23, 2016 ---
    Found something, but product discontinued, maybe you can find a used one on ebay

    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/ext-dvidl-2-hdmir.jsp?prod_id=8624

    but wait, it was 1800$, not worth it.
     
  4. bogg macrumors 6502

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    Aaah I misread I thought he wanted to go mDP on Mac to dual dvi, it was the other way around
     
  5. ochsenbauer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank´s for the information.

    The conclusion is: If I have a dual DVI connector on the Mac I need a dual DVI connector on the display to get the full resolution!
     

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