Mini DisplayPort in the new iMac 5k?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dbigshooter, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Dbigshooter macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I recently bought myself a iMac 5K, and since I have two 4K monitors from Asus I want to connect them. I've ordered two Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters and plugged them in, and it all seems to work fine, but... I've pluggede the cables in the Thunderbolt port on the iMac, since I couldn't seem to find any Mini DisplayPorts? How come that work? Could I just use it in the thunderbolt ports or?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Because Thunderbolt ports are also Mini DP ports with DP 1.2 protocol.
     
  3. Dbigshooter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, so that would be perfectly fine to use?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, I do that with my 2012 rMBP. It only has thunderbolt ports, but its driving my 24" ACD
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yes
     

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