Run a 30" Display on a MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by techlover828, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    I have a SR MBP with 128 of vram. I was curious as to whether it is able to run a 30" screen in extended desktop mode, this would be for down the road and I wasn't sure if it would be able to run it smoothly.

    thanks in advanced.
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    It'll be flawless... the MBP has dual link DVI and thus supports those really high resolutions... you'll be fine, nothin' to worry about.
  3. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    The extra graphics memory will only make a difference for games / rendering 3D graphics and shouldn't have any effect on normal usage on a 30" monitor at its highest resolution.

    As iToaster said above me, it's the Dual Link DVI that's the important thing not the graphics memory.

    Cheers :D
  4. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    The fact that it used to take two DVI connections and a custom graphics card in the PowerMac to power a 30" display and it can now be used on a notebook should be enough to let you know that performance is okay. ;p It works fine.
  5. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
  6. pengu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2005
    Diddily Daddily...
    um. a 30" has never needed two connections. they use the same dual-link DVI that the MBP does.

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