Two thunderbolt displays - chain or not?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nefilim, May 11, 2017.

  1. Nefilim Suspended

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    Having a 2015 rMBP, I was wondering if there's any difference between daisy chaining two thunderbolts or connecting them both each to the laptop?
     
  2. satcomer, May 13, 2017
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    satcomer macrumors 603

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    This will not work on a 2015 model!!!

    You need to have a 2016 model and use a Thunderbolt 3 cable on both sides of the 2016!
     
  3. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    To verify this, I was under the impression that 2011-2015 MBPs supported Thunderbolt daisy chaining when running OS X or Windows, but OS X did NOT support DisplayPort 1.2 daisy chaining, but running Windows via Bootcamp DOES support DP 1.2 chaining? (and that the problem was that there are limited TB/TB2 monitors capable of chaining [ex: the older Apple Thunderbolt Display] - as most monitors made for chaining use DP 1.2, which OS X has not supported?)
     
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    It will show a picture at the resolution and refresh rate supported. If you aren't gaming and overclocking your displays you shouldnt have a problem.
     

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