What is the benefit of a Mini DVI?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by go4d1, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. go4d1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2005
    I just upgraded to a MP Dual Hexcore. I currently have two 30" monitors running on an Nvidia card.

    Now I see I have only one DVI connector on the new unit and I apparently I have to buy a $100 adapter to power my second unit. I see no benefit or purpose to these Mini things.

    Is there anything good about them?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    They are smaller and allow transfer of audio and allow daisy chaining and they are royalty free and they are called Mini DisplayPort. MiniDVI was used on 12" PowerBooks, iMacs and MacBooks.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    It makes sense on a notebook or an Eyefinity 6/12 video card. Apple tosses it on to get you to cough up the money for adapters if your current monitor doesn't have some variation of DisplayPort. Not to mention their Mini-DisplayPort only displays.

    HP and Dell caught on quickly but most people are stuck trying to make a miracle and get dual link DVI for an older monitor.

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