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Friday, February 10, 2012

Multiple "Legacy" DVI Displays with new Macbook Pro via Thunderbolt?

There's incredibly little info out there about anyone connecting multiple "old" (non-Thunderbolt) displays to a new macbook pro (equipped with a Thunderbolt port). I've even been corresponding with some hardware manufacturers and even they are not sure.

I need to re-create this scenario, but with thunderbolt crap I guess. Here's some crude ASCII art illustrating a possible (the most likely?) scenario.

macbook pro 
(is also display 4)
        |
        |
   (thunderbolt)
        |
        |
        V
 2-port Thunderbolt 
   to PCIe adapter ---> (daisy-chain, thunderbolt-to-dvi) --> display 3
  with 2-head card
  |            |
  |            |
(dvi)        (dvi)
  |            |
  |            |
  V            V
display 1   display 2