nMP to four DVI monitors?

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  1. Browsing, Feb 26, 2014
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    Browsing macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,
    I'm planning to buy a new Mac Pro and I would like to connect it to four elderly DVI Dell monitors.

    I read on the Apple customer support forums that I can use up to two DVI to miniDisplayPort passive adapters.

    I would like to ask if any of you has connected more than two DVI monitors through active adapters, like this.

    I'd rather not use VGA if possible.

    Thank you.
     
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    But that adapter is different than the dual link dvi that apple sells because it only supports 1920 x 1200. Not sure if you need any more resolution than that (not knowing the specs of your monitor). The dual link supports 2560 x 1600
     
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    You are right, I forgot to specify my monitors' resolutions, sorry...
    It is indeed 1920x1200 so I shouldn't need dual link DVi.

    Thank you :)
     
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Yes, from Apple's own page

    Note: AMD FirePro GPUs in Mac Pro support a maximum of two passive DVI adapters such as the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. Active adapters such as the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter can be used to support more than two DVI displays.
     
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