Will this monitor work via a USB-C-to-Displayport Cable?

Hey everyone,

I'm wondering if I can drive this monitor from a USB-C-to-DisplayPort Cable.

I am looking at the upcoming Thunderbolt 3 docking stations, and all of the products announced only have 2 Thunderbolt-3 ports on them. Most have either HDMI or Displayport ports as well, though. I'm obsessive about cables/mess, and only want to have one connection running into my 2016 MacBook Pro with Touchbar.

My thinking is that I can use a USB-C-to-DisplayPort cable into the monitor from the dock, as the specs show that the Displayport on the dock can do 4K video.

1st, Will this actually work? I'm assuming it will.

2nd, Will all of the Monitor controls still work? I love how this monitor has all the brightness/color setting controlled through system preferences, and I would want this functionality to work as well.

Has anyone tested either of these things?

For reference, I am looking at the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, and the Henge Docks Tethered Dock for MacBook Pro 2016 (Thunderbolt 3).

Thanks all,

James

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  • No, they only work from Thunderbolt 3. So far I've not found a way of daisy chaining them either ( the Apple Genius gave up after 30 mins on google!) so have two cable into the 13" MBP which isn't ideal.

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