Multiple monitors on new iMac (2011)

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  1. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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    Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    Only Dual link DVI can output 2560x1600 resolution. With a single DVI link, the highest supported standard resolution is 2.75 megapixels (including blanking interval) at 60 Hz refresh. For practical purposes, this allows a maximum screen resolution at 60 Hz of 1,915 × 1,436 pixels (standard 4:3 ratio), 1,854 × 1,483 pixels (5:4 ratio), or 2,098 × 1,311 (widescreen 16:10 ratio).
     
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    If you got a 1080p monitor you want to connect. Its no problem.

    Then the adapters for 30 bucks works great. Hower all the mini dp/thunderbolt port to hdmi, dvi etc. Cant handle 2560x1600 on those dell monitors. The cheap adapters is limited to 1080p
     
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    Dual-link DVI is required for 2560x1600 resolution. Another option would be to use mDP to DP adapter but especially older monitors do not have DP.
     
  5. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for your help, I do appreciate it...

    so whats the maximum amount of monitors i can hook up with a regular minidisplayport to dvi cable?
     
  6. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So if you hook a second display to the second thunderbolt port nothing will happen?
     
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    Then you can use two external displays but you cannot use more than one with a single mDP to DVI adapter, like your original question indicated.
     
  8. TheNakedMan macrumors member

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    That's my question.
     
  9. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    According to cnet you can use two external monitors on the 2011 model using a regular mini displayport.

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=/&gl=US#/watch?v=-FiOltlvto8
     
  10. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Limit of one mDP to DVI adapter per port.

    Otherwise, DP can support multiple monitors per port, depending on hardware/software configuration.
     

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