Early 2k9 iMac external monitor resolution question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 9secondadidas, May 4, 2010.

  1. 9secondadidas macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Hi there, thank you for reading. I'm in the process of replacing my MBP with an early 2k9 iMac as my DAW machine. I'm shopping around for external monitors, and I'm leaning a 27" monitor that naively displays 2048 x 1152.

    My question is, if I get a dual link dvi cable- will my iMac be able to display this resolution on an external monitor?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
  3. 9secondadidas thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    That's for the current iMac, which sports a mini display port and is capable of doing what I need it to. I have an early 2k9 iMac which only has a mini dvi port.

    And crap. Looks like I just found my answer on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-DVI

    "Mini-DVI does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resolutions higher than 1920x1200 @60Hz."

    Oh well I guess I'll just buy a 27" screen that does 1920x1200 natively.

    Thanks again.
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    according every mac .com it can and it has a mini display port if its a early 2009 model easy to recognise 4 usb ports and 1 firewire port at the back otherwise identical with the 2008 models which only have a mini dvi port and 2 firewire and 3 usb :

    Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
  5. 9secondadidas thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
  7. 9secondadidas thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I'll check when I get home. I actually already own it, I bought one used with a dead hard drive and replaced the hard drive myself. A side note, it's amazing how it's put together, and the edges of the bevel are incredibly sharp.
  8. PurrBall macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2007

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