[question] Dual DVI connector to retina imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mystiqz, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Mystiqz macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have a recommendation on an adaptor to connect my external monitor that uses dual DVI-D into the retina imac? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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  3. Mystiqz, Nov 27, 2014
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    Mystiqz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. There is another connection on the back of the monitor, VGA. That would be a cheaper option.

    When I initially looked at the images on the back of the computer on the apple store, it didn't label a minidisplay port so I thought the computer didn't have it. But upon reading the detailed description, it says it has it. The image and the description just didnt match up so I got confused.

    I'll try to find a non-apple clone cable :) Do you happen to now if there is one that can output to 2560 resolution or higher and if there's a 3 in one (minidisplay to VGA, HDMI, DVI) that could do the same?

    Thanks again for the info.



     
  4. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    No, VGA won't be able to drive the display to its maximum resolution. If the monitor requires dual-DVI then it's capable of higher than HD. The only other connector capable of the same resolutions as dual-DVI is Displayport.

    Yes, the thunderbolt port on a mac can be used as a mini-displayport connector (some earlier Macs are only mini-displayport, not thunderbolt, but the connector is the same).

    VGA is your last option. DVI is better, and will run HD. Dual-DVI or DP are the options you need. A cheaper monitor without DP will require the expensive connector. Might be worth considering swapping the monitor.
     

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