mac mini with 2 1080p displays?

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

  1. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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

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    Or a Thunderbolt to dual HDMI splitter....
     
  5. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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    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 6502a

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    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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