How many monitors will OS X mavericks support?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Eduardot, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Eduardot macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2013
    I am running a 3 multi display setup with my iMac 27 i5 2011 model.
    Do you all know how many displays will it support, or only two as shown in the WWDC video?

  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Actually it showed 3 when they included AirPlay. With the new MacPro supporting 3 4k Displays, I'm sure you'll have no issue with a 3 display iMac setup with Mavericks.
  3. plasticphyte macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    Multiple monitor use is only dependant on the graphics card used to power them. In practice, as long as you've got enough graphics cards, you can have as many displays as you want.
  4. EduWebGuy macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
    Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME

    I use the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME from a MBP to power two monitors. Will the multiple display feature in Maverick work with this device?

    Right now, OS X sees the two monitors as one and just doubles the resolution width to fill up both screens. This is fine until I make something fullscreen or open Launchpad or Mission Control.
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Well, from the product description: 'Creates a stretched desktop of 3840x1200 (2x1920x1200)1 across two displays'. Seems like its working as advertised? Nothing to do with the OS.
  6. DarkStar851 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
    I've been using two (the laptop screen on my rMBP late 2013, and a 19" 4:3) all day today without any problems at work. Noticed in second spaces though, my background doesn't work. Weird bug, probably OpenCL related. I use three displays at my home office sometimes, though they're currently out of commission, I need new DVI cables.
  7. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    The Haswell IGP supports 3 displays. That's the minimum. So i think Mavericks supports at least 3 displays (IGP or discrete GPU(s)).

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