rMBP and 3 24" displays

Kanzo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 26, 2012
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Hello,

I intend to buy 3 24" displays to use with my rMBP.
Each one of them having a resolution of 1980*1200.
(I would deactivate the screen of the laptop when the 3 monitors are active)

Is it going to cause any problem? I mean:
- Is the HDMI port going to support a resolution of 1980*1200?
- Am I going to see any difference of quality between the monitors plugged on the thunderbolt ports and the one plugged on the HDMI port?
- Is the rMBP going to run smoothly with a total resolution of 5940*1200?

Thanks.
 

Kanzo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 26, 2012
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Hi again,

Can anyone tell me if I will be able to output 1980*1200 through the HDMI port?

Thx.
 

flatfoot

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Aug 11, 2009
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Yes, the HDMI port should be able to give you that resolution.

You're not going to see any difference in quality between the connections.

The combined graphics capabilities of the HD 4000 and the nVidia chip should be sufficient to make it run smoothly, more so if you don't want to play games (high frame rates) but work with it.
 

Tea-Aholic

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Dec 8, 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
Is the HDMI port going to support a resolution of 1980*1200?
I believe the resolution is 1920x1200 not 1980.

Am I going to see any difference of quality between the monitors plugged on the thunderbolt ports and the one plugged on the HDMI port?
No, Thunderbolt and HDMI are digital signals.

Is the rMBP going to run smoothly with a total resolution of 5940*1200?
It should run fine.
 

mjn298

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Oct 25, 2011
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Palisades, Washington, DC
won't be able to do multi-screen gaming (though that's kinda duh and if you wanted to do that the price of an rMBP could build the ultimate gaming beast) but i've driven 3 1920X1200 monitors for general use with less firepower than the rMBP has so technically it would work

and people have confirmed that the ports are adequate, so yeah it'll work.
 

stuaz

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Jun 16, 2012
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Referring to the gaming comment. I find just having one external screen and having WoW on the screen will cause the fans to fire up quiiiite a bit.