Thunderbolt > Dual DVI out?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hawaga, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Hawaga, Apr 19, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011

    Hawaga macrumors member

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    Hi there!

    Sorry if the question has already been asked, but I didn't find anything related on the forum about the 2011 MBP..

    Is there a way/connector to have the 2011 MBP output to two external DVI displays out of the TB port, getting TWO ext displays PLUS the MBP display ?

    I'd presume such an adapter would have to provide "TB > dual DVI + TB" (for chaining a HD as well for example)

    Any real world experience confirmation / link to proper adapter would be much appreciated ;)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    As far as I'm aware you need something like this if you want to connect more than a single display. Running 3 displays is a lot to ask from a single mobile GPU.
     
  3. Hawaga thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your answer!

    I thought as the 2011 MBP was so pumped up (even beats my desktop) it would allow such a setup via a simple TB/dual DVI adapter.

    Ok then!
    :D
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    The MBPs are crippled by Thunderbolt.

    Their discrete graphics chips support DisplayPort 1.2, but Thunderbolt is too slow.
     
  5. Hawaga thread starter macrumors member

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    ??? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    DisplayPort 1.2 : > 17 Gbps

    1 Thunderbolt channel: 10 Gbps
     
  7. MacFan3461831, Feb 21, 2012
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    MacFan3461831 macrumors newbie

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    http://www.sapphiretech.com/images/product/datasheet/Vid-2X_Datasheet.pdf

    I doubt running the MBP display as well would be advisable, but very curious myself - anyone know more?

    EDIT: no wait it's another useless virtual screen widget - when are we getting 2 independent DVI screens from a Thunderbolt port? Is DisplayPort 1.2 required for this?
     

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