USB 3.0 to VGA

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  1. palmwangja macrumors regular

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    You'll need two mechanical connections, which will result in signal loss. I think your better option is to get the dongle from apple.
     
  3. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Not good.
    - It does not have display-signal pins from USB-C
    - Therefore It does not use Macbooks built-in GPU and performance will be much worse
    - Only has 8MB vram, so definitely no 3-D acceleration.
    - It requires drivers and Mac's are not supported
     
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    I was wondering if it needed that, I failed to see any mention on the link provided but I didn't think you could get a video signal out of generic USB port without special drives.
     
  5. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Package content includes a "1 x CD Driver" and specifikations list "Operation System Support: Windows Os:win 7, win 8, xp".

    But yes, generic USB is a not a display standard. So unless something becomes so common, that the OS starts including driver for it out of the box, like e.g. usb-keys, a driver will be needed to communicate with the hardware on the other side.
     

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