Retina MBP two 2560x1600 + one 1920x1200 external displays?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TechViking, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. TechViking macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Can the new 2012 Retina MBP handle two 2560x1600 external displays via thunderbolt and one 1920x1200 external display over HDMI simultaneously?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Apple - MacBook Pro with Retina display - Technical Specifications
  3. TechViking thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    I have read that but that does not answer the question fully IMO. It only states that the specific resolution 2560x1600 can be used on up to two external displays simultanesously, but not simultanesously with a third one running at 2560x1600.

    Still hoping that a third display possibly can be used over HDMI with a resolution less than 2560x1600 (like 1920x1200) at the same time as two displays running 2560x1600 over thunderbolt. :)
  4. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    It is pretty clear that Apple meant 2 external LCDs each at a maximum 2560x1600. Is it possible you can add a 3rd? Sure. Is Apple saying you can? No.
  5. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I would expect that it may work, but you'll likely experience reduced performance, which may or may not be significant depending on what you are using the machine for. Driving that many pixels is going to be very demanding on even the high-end graphics card.


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