How many ACD's could the iMac theoretically drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bigdrizzle13, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. bigdrizzle13 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    With 2 TB ports:

    2x2 + a main = 5?

    Has anyone ever seen any specifications about this? How much bandwidth does 1 ACD use? I am in the market for a 4+ monitor set up, but if the iMac cannot do this, I will have to wait for the next Pro.
  2. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    I though its upto 6 or 7 devices.

    In theory or if thats the case perhaps a Thunderbolt Display in each TB port plus an additional or 2 additional Thunderbolt Displays in each of the other Thunderbolt Displays?

    edit: or did you specifically mean the 27" ACD and not the 27" Thunderbolt?
  3. bigdrizzle13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    I meant the 27" thunderbolt. I'm wondering if I could buy a suped up imac that could drive 6+ of the new ACD's with thunderbolt or if I will have to wait for the next pro which I'm assuming will have at least 3 TB ports.

    Please don't say "You're going to need a lot more machine than an iMac to drive 6 displays." I just wan't to know how many displays can run through a single TB on the iMac.
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    You can plug in 4 additional displays. Whether the iMac's graphics will be able to drive 5 high resolution displays is another matter entirely.

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