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Thunderbolt 3 (MacBook Pro) Compatibility with EIZO Monitors

Applicable Monitors: FlexScan series, ColorEdge series, RadiForce series

We have tested the compatibility between Thunderbolt 3 output and EIZO monitors.

Note: This information is provided based on our in-house testing and we do not guarantee the compatibility in respective user environments.

1. What is Thunderbolt 3?

The latest MacBook Pro models (from late 2016) are equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports instead of Thunderbolt 2.
This port is compatible with USB Type-C, so it integrates data transfer, charging, and video output in a single connector.

Click here to check the compatibility between the FlexScan EV2780 with USB Type-C.

Existing devices are easily connected by using a conversion cable or adapter.

2. Validated Devices

Mac

1. Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

  • GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • Thunderbolt 3 port x 2 ports
  • Without Touch Bar
  • OS: macOS Sierra (10.12.1)

2. MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

  • GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 550
  • Thunderbolt 3 port x 4 ports
  • With Touch Bar
  • OS: macOS Sierra (10.12.2)

3. MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016)

  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530, Radeon Pro 455
  • Thunderbolt 3 port x 4 ports
  • With Touch Bar
  • OS: macOS Sierra (10.12.2)

Cables and Adapters

  • Apple Thunderbolt 3 - Thunderbolt 2 adapter + EIZO PM200 cable (Mini DisplayPort - DisplayPort)
  • Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport adapter + EIZO HH200HS cable (HDMI)
  • j5 create USB Type-C - DisplayPort cable (Model No. JCA141)
  • Lumsing USB Type-C - DisplayPort cable (Model No. 206-1015-1038)
  • StarTech USB Type-C - DisplayPort cable (Model No. DP2DPMM1MB)
  • StarTech USB Type-C - DualLink DVI cable (Model No. CDP2DVIMM2MB)

3. Validation Results

- Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter doesn't support any DisplayPort device.
- DisplayPort-equipped EIZO monitor can display properly via a third party USB Type C - DisplayPort cable.
- Dual screen on 4K monitors is available when using a third party USB Type-C - DisplayPort cable.
- DualLink DVI-equipped EIZO monitor cannot display native resolution even if using USB Type-C - DualLink DVI cable.
- When you use ColorNavigator, you also need a USB Type-C - USB adapter.

 

Category Product Input Terminals USB Type-C - DL-DVI cable DisplayPort 1 2 HDMI
Thunderbolt 3 - Thunderbolt 2 adapter (PM200 cable) USB Type-C -
DisplayPort cable
USB-C Digital AV Multiport adapter (HDMI cable)
FlexScan EV3237 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 1 No 3 No Yes
(3840 x 2160 / 60Hz)
(Not evaluated)
EV2730Q DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1 No 4 No Yes -
EV2450 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 1, D-Sub x 1 (Not evaluated) No Yes Yes 8
ColorEdge CG318-4K DisplayPort x 2, HDMI x 2 - No Yes
(4096 x 2160 / 60Hz)
No 3 7 8
CG248-4K DisplayPort x 2, HDMI x 2 - No Yes
(3840 x 2160 / 60Hz)
No 4 7 8
CG277 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 1 No 5 No Yes No 4 7
CG2730 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 1 No 5 No Yes Yes
CG276 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 1 No 5 No Yes No 3
CG301W DVI-D x 2 No 3 6 - - -
CG241W DVI-D x 2 Yes - - -
RadiForce RX660 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 2 No 3 No Yes -
RX350 DVI-D x 1, DisplayPort x 1 No 3 No Yes -

1 DisplayPort version setting is default.
2 DP compatibility settings is enabled.
3 Native resolution display is not available.
4 Refresh rate is 30 Hz or lower only.
5 Refresh rate is 30 Hz or lower only with SingleLink mode.
6 Screen flicker appears.
7 Fuzzy screen may appear.
8 Displays with YUV limited range signal.