Possible to connect 30" ACD and 24" ACD to 2013 iMac?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if it's possible to connect a 30" ACD and 24" ACD (the LED backlit one) to a 2013 iMac through adaptors? Will that work all right?

    I've read around a little but never got a clear answer.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. phobos macrumors regular

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    I don't know what type of connection the apple Cinema Display is using but chances are you can.
    I'm using a display that has an hdmi port and the only thing I had to do was just connect it through a mini display adapter to the imac.
    If I remember correctly apple displays are using thunderbolt as their connection so no problem there.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I see. Well the 24 inch ACD is using MDP I think, and the 30 inch has a big power brick and a normal sort of VGA(?) connector which goes into the GPU. The newer displays all use TB.
     
  4. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    The 30" display is dual-link DVI (not to be confused with single-link DVI). There's a Mini-DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI adapter available (costs $99) which would work for it.
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can MDP be plugged into a Thunderbolt port? Or would I need a MDP to Thunderbolt adaptor too?
     
  6. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    No adapter necessary.
     
  7. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Really? That's great. Thanks!
     
  8. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Yep. I got blind-sided by this unfortunate item. Just got a new mini and had to buy the $99 dual-link to hook up my old 30".

    Beware, everyone. It's something to consider. I was working with 1/4 the resolution for a week while waiting for the adapter.
     

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