MacBook Air 2013: Driver update provides support for DisplayPort Multi Stream?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by miksuad, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. miksuad macrumors newbie

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    I'm running Windows 8 using a Bootcamp on a MBA 2013. I noticed that there are new drivers available for the Intel's GPU. Here's a copy-paste from the release notes:

    Sounds interesting. If this is really true, doesn't this mean that we could run multiple external Displayport 1.2 monitors from the single Thunderbolt connection?
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's been possible to run multiple displays since the MBA 2012:

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/06/new-macbooks-can-manage-many-many-monitors/

    It looks like now though, the 2013 can run at least one more display than the 2012.

    The problem has always been having enough connectors though. On the MBA, there's only one port, meaning you have to have hardware that permits daisy chaining all the displays. So far, the only display that can do that is the $1,000 thunderbolt display, which not a lot of people spring for.
     

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