CAC-1170: [email protected] on older Mac mini (2012)?

Updated on 05-12-2016 in Adapters and Cables
1 on 03-12-2016

I have an older Mac mini (late 2012 model) where the Mini DisplayPort is still based on the old 1.1a DisplayPort specification (= maximum resolution is [email protected]; it can’t do 4K).

I would like to connect this computer to a 1440p-display via HDMI. The Mac mini has an integrated HDMI connector, but it maxes out at 1080p; if you want a higher resolution, you have to use the Mini DisplayPort connector. However, would the CAC-1170 adapter work with the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort to provide a 2560×[email protected] HDMI signal? Or does the adapter strictly require a 1.2 Mini DisplayPort connector?

 
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0 on 05-12-2016

Hi Gurgelhals,

That should work yes. DP1.1 has enough bandwidth to send 2560x1440p at 60Hz over and the adapter can certainly do that.

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