I currently own a TBT3-UDZ, and two monitors. I’m going to be buying a new 14" M1 (Pro) MacBook Pro, and I realize the Pro chip only supports two external monitors. However, here’s my ideal setup:
- My two existing external monitors, running 4k@60hz
- A third external monitor, also running 4k@60hz
- My MacBook Pro’s screen acting as the fourth monitor
I’ve read that a display adapter like Plugable’s UGA-4KDP could be connected to my TBT3-UDZ, and drive a third monitor. However, it looks like most (or all?) of these solutions only drive the monitor at 30hz when running at 4k resolution.
The DisplayLink DL-6950 chipset looks like it can drive dual 4k displays at 60hz, though, and since adapters like the USB3-6950-DP use this chip, is it feasible to assume that I could run a connection such as the following to achieve what I want?
Monitor 1 and Monitor 2 → TBT3-UDZ (via DisplayPort)
Monitor 3 → USB3-6950-DP → TBT3-UDZ (via USB-A)
TBT3-UDZ → MacBook Pro (via USB-C)
If that configuration won’t work, are there any other suggestions you have that might?