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

    Jun 21, 2010
    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 ;)

  2. Blipp macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    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

    Jun 21, 2010
    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!
  4. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    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

    Jun 21, 2010
    ??? :confused: :confused: :confused:
  6. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    DisplayPort 1.2 : > 17 Gbps

    1 Thunderbolt channel: 10 Gbps
  7. MacFan3461831, Feb 21, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012

    MacFan3461831 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011

    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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