mac mini with 2 1080p displays?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Freyqq, May 2, 2012.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    How does the mac mini handle 2 1080p displays? Is it bottle-necked by the 256 mb video card (6630m version)? I know it depends on the workload, but I was wondering if anyone had this setup and had some overall impressions.
  2. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    Wirelessly posted

    Two 1080p displays for any of the 2011 Mac mini line up is not a problem. The limitation comes with the third display which is only supported by the mid-range model with AMD 6630M graphics.
  3. 199708 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2008
    how would you connect three displays?
    My guess is two thunderbolts + HDMI monitor?
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Or a Thunderbolt to dual HDMI splitter....
  5. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    I know it supports it, but does it run well? For instance, if you have a bunch of apps and windows open, will it start to lag, etc?
  6. Poki macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    The answer? Definitely NO! Two 1080p-Displays are about 4.2 million pixels, two Thunderbolt Displays have 7.3 million pixels and neither is a problem for the new mini. For comparison: You need about 55 MB VRAM to drive a single 1080p-monitor without games or GPU intense applications, so 256MB should be fine for quite some time.

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