Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.
Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
Answers from the community
How can I connect 2 external displays to macbook air. I can connect 1 via the thunderbolt but need similar arrangements for the 2nd.
- Asked by Rajendran M from Puchong
- on May 24, 2017
Whenever I ask for information for a mini-dvi to dual-link dvi adapter, I only get information for the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-link DVI adapter.
- Asked by Charles J from Nacogdoches
- on Mar 26, 2015
Mini-DVI is single-link and does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resoluti Mini-DVI is single-link and does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resolutions higher than 1920×1200 60 Hz (165 MHz pixel clock). There are some PC's with single-link DVI connectors which actually support higher than 165 MHz clocks (up to 340 MHz) because they are actually HDMI 1.4. In that case, it's possible to use adapters to convert to Dual Link: 1) Single Link DVI to HDMI 1.4 2) HDMI 1.4 to DisplayPort 3) DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI I don't know if you can overclock the iMac mini DVI port beyond the standard Single Link speed (165 MHz) (it might require a modification to the graphics drivers). Even if you could, all those adapters may cause issues with the signal. I have found that Linux (Ubuntu) supports that chain of adapters better than macOS.
1 Answer(Whenever I ask for information for a mini-dvi to dual-link dvi adapter, I only get information for the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-link DVI adapter.)
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on Aug 7, 2017
How can I use the Mac Mini with two monitors?
- Asked by Gustavo & Ceci R from MIssissauga
- on Oct 15, 2009
I do not own a mac mini but I have seen this done many times in retail stores that want to show off I do not own a mac mini but I have seen this done many times in retail stores that want to show off the versatility of such a small desktop. The mac mini has two video outputs: a mini-display port and a mini-DVI port. The mini-display port is the same one you find on the current generation macbook, macbook pros (as well as the Mac Pro) and the Mini-DVI is the same as the on the old black/white macbook. I do not know why apple decided to go with two different adapter types but it works just the same as you will need two separate adapters to use two displays anyway. From there, you just buy two "dongles" (display adapters) which hook up to your respective screen input jacks (VGA or DVI) and you're set!
- Answered by Ben S from Golden
- on Oct 26, 2009
What's the point of the USB port on this adapter? Is it just an extension to plug things into?
- Asked by Joey C from Odenton
- on Feb 7, 2016
The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) F The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) Firewire 400, and 4) power. I believe the adapter's USB port was put there to allow the adapter to supply power to the 30" ACD two USB ports. So although the adapter is suitable for any Dual-Link DVI monitor, Apple certainly wanted it to work with it's own monitor. Interestingly, the adapter does not have a socket for Firewire 400 so, the Firewire 400 cable from the monitor goes unused and thus the two Firewire 400 ports on the back of the monitor no longer function.
- Answered by Barry B from Placentia
- on Jun 26, 2016
can i connect macbook pro to two monitors
- Asked by greg B from LONDON
- on Jan 26, 2011
If you have a MacBook Pro with Retina display you can use the HDMI cable or the Mini Displayport to If you have a MacBook Pro with Retina display you can use the HDMI cable or the Mini Displayport to connect one monitor and use the Thunderbolt to VGHA connector to connect a second monitor. This setup allows you to mirror three screens OR use them all independently (you will get higher res if you use the DisplayPort connector to connect to a high-def monitor).
- Answered by Nigel F from Duxbury
- on Feb 20, 2013