Will a 17inch power 3 monitors?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Razzz, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Razzz macrumors member

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    Will a powerfull Macbook pro run 3 moniters seemlessly?
    does size matter for this? how would this be done, I'm not talking cinema displays, they are too damn expensive, maybe the older ones tho.
    any opinions?
    maybe 2012 version will run them better? :confused:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    How would you hook up 3 non Apple Cinema displays since your laptop uses thunderbolt?

    I don't believe the GPU is powerful enough or maybe not even enough vram to drive three separate monitors. I could be wrong, as I've never tried this but I think you may be asking more then what the laptop can handle.
     
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    You might be able to do 2 external displays with the DisplayPort and a third one with a USB>DVI adapter.
     
  4. eron macrumors 6502

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