nMP 2013, 6 monitors (5mdp,1hdmi)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rezwits, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. rezwits macrumors 6502a

    rezwits

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    Las Vegas
    #1
    I am trying to find out if it's possible to connect 6 monitors to a Mac Pro 2013, in this configuration:

    2 monitors connected to dp to mdp on Thunderbolt Bus 2 (port 2 and 4)
    2 monitors connected to dp to mdp on Thunderbolt Bus 1 (port 1 and 3)
    1 monitor connected to dp to mdp on Thunderbolt Bus 0 (port 5 OR 6)
    1 monitor connected to hdmi on Thunderbolt Bus 0 (hdmi)

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202801

    The only information I could find was that link, but the note that is specific is:

    "Attach displays to different Thunderbolt busses when possible (see the figure below). Don't attach more than two displays to any bus. This means that IF you use the HDMI port, be sure to then only use one of the bottom two Thunderbolt ports (Bus 0)."

    The reason I am wanting/thinking about this setup is twofold.

    with my 6 monitor setup I am going to go like this:

    dp dp dp
    dp hdmi dp

    The HDMI one is a 3D monitor it has no display port
    and in addition I get the FREE TB2 port on the back
    of the Mac Pro for a HUB, or RAID with Daisy Port...

    Either way I can live with the results, but I would like
    to keep the 3D monitor for Windows games, cause it's sick
    and 3D Blu-Ray editing/viewing and just general creation
    of 3D video (I know it's dead whatever). But really the
    FREE TB2 port is really wanted bad!

    Any help would be grateful...

    other wise I just get the 6th monitor that matches the other 5
    and fore go 3D but then I HAVE to use that last TB2 port, and
    that SUCKS! Especially if I have to daisy chain off of a HUB
    and connect the 6th monitor.

    I just consider the HDMI route cleaner... if I am going to use
    the TB2 port.

    Thanks again...
     
  2. edanuff macrumors 6502

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    Oct 30, 2008
    #2
    It should work, unless some of displays are connected via the mDP-to-DVI adapter.
     

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