Does the mini display ports support the new 27" monitors from dell? These monitors require dual-link dvi.

  • Asked by David D from Nepean
  • Aug 9, 2010
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6 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort only differ in connector size.
    Electrically they are the same.
    DisplayPort easily supports 2560 x 1600 resolution.

    The Dell U2711 has a DisplayPort interface.

    All you need is an adapter from standard DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort (the U2711 ships with a DisplayPort cable)
    or
    you can use a 6 foot (2m) DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable.

    The same goes for the U2410, 2408wfp, and 3008wfp.

    • Answered by Chris S from San Jose
    • Aug 11, 2010
  • If you're referring to the u2711, it also has DisplayPort, and you can use a simple MDP-DP adapter instead of getting a pricier MDP-DVI converter. That's what I would do.

    • Answered by Nathaniel P from Derby
    • Aug 10, 2010
  • Using an adapter, yes.

    • Answered by Trilo B from San Francisco
    • Nov 9, 2010
  • yes

    • Answered by Jay C from New Orleans
    • Aug 17, 2010
  • If you are looking for anecdotal evidence that it works, sorry, I don't have this graphics card to try out with a dual-link DVI Dell display. But, from Apple's own Mac Pro website (sorry I can't give the direct link, Apple doesn't like links in answers it seems) it states, "And a dual-link DVI port connects a 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display or other DVI display." Based off this, I believe that any dual-link DVI display, and therefore Dell's displays, should work just fine.

    • Answered by Peter K from Austin
    • Aug 9, 2010
  • Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter Adapters will be required. Look for them in the Apple store. Alternatively your best bet is to look at the 27" Displays being launched by Apple in September.

    • Answered by Christopher O from Fort George G Meade
    • Aug 9, 2010