Video output on 2011 MBP with disabled GPU

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  1. Mormislaw, Feb 17, 2019
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    Mormislaw macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    for the past few months I've been trying to find a way to connect an external display to my late 2011 15" MacBook Pro with disabled AMD GPU.
    Is there any way at all to do it?
    Will that adapter work? https://allegro.pl/oferta/adapter-konwerter-usb-3-0-do-hdmi-karta-graficzna-6863588997 (sorry for a link in some weird language, that's just the first one I've found)
    From what I understood, it should work with USB 2.0.
    Or do you have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Maybe that one will work? DisplayLink has macOS drivers for usb to video adapters: https://allegro.pl/oferta/displaylink-kensington-model-m01065-stacja-laptopa-7595189251
     
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    USB Adapter will work on 2011 MBP with disabled dGPU.
     
  3. Mormislaw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your answer!
    Will both work or should I use only the DisplayLink one?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    I don't know about the Display link you posted, but i know the regular usb to hdmi will work.
     
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    Thank you again!
    There's the last thing I need to know: will it work out of the box, or do I need some drivers?
    Thank you!
     
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    Works out of box.
    The ones i used from Amazon worked perfectly.
     
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    I've heard that using USB 2.0 with that adapter you can only get 800x600. Is that true or is there nothing to worry about?
     
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    I don’t think so, I remember using it on a 1080p TV and was fine, but check the output specifications before you buy to make sure.
     

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