what is mimi displayport to dvi adapter

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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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    The Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is for connecting a computer that has a MiniDisplayPort (or Thunderbolt) video output port to a display that has a DVI (Digital Video Interface) input.

    DVI comes in several flavors. From what I see in other comments, this adapter

    1. Does NOT include support for analog output (DVI-A); if it cannot connect the computer and monitor in a digital fashion, it will not connect them at all.

    2. Supports single-link DVI. Single-link DVI can support resolutions of up to (approximately) 1920 x 1200 at a refresh rate of 60 Hz, provided that the monitor supports reduced blanking intervals (which many non-CRT-based monitors can).

    3. Does not support dual-link DVI. Dual-link DVI would be needed to support, for instance, a display like the (now-discontinued) Apple 30" Cinema Display, which has a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

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  • From the Knowledge Base HT3382 #8

    How is the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter different from the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter?

    The Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter works best with displays that operate at dual-link resolutions, which are resolutions above 1920 x 1200. For displays that do not support dual-link DVI resolutions (displays that operate at resolutions of 1920 x 1200 or lower) you should use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter instead.

    Also, the Wikipedia article on DVI connectors gives you images of the different connectors so you can see what your monitor has.

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  • This adapter is used for Connecting to monitor

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