So I've been using the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter for years to connect to a DELL 3007WFP which only supports dual-link DVI input. Now I want to connect the new macbook pro (late 2016) with thunderbolt 3 to this monitor.

There is no such thing as thunderbolt 3 to dual-link dvi. Called Apple and after one hour on the phone they told me to buy a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter in order to connect to the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter. After a trip to the Apple Store and $29 less in my wallet that's for sure did not work!

So now I'm wondering: man can go and go back from the moon, but it can't make this work? I don't want to have to buy another monitor to use with the new macbook pro :(

Has anyone successfully got that to work? Which adapters? How did you connect them?

Below the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter I've been using for centuries:

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    The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 doesn't support Mini-DisplayPort, you needs to get a USB-C to Mini-DisplayPort adaptor
    – Tom Shen
    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:36
  • Now do this with a recent HDMI Mac to DVI-D ! (won't ?)
    – nicolas
    Dec 7, 2022 at 14:59

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After a lot of trial and error (I've tried pretty much every adapter on the market) I have my MacbookPro (15inch) late 2016 working with my Dell 3007WFP monitor. Running at the full 2560x1600 resolution.

Adapters used:

  • Official Apple Dual DVI adapter.
  • USB 3.1 Type C to Mini DisplayPort/Mini DP (Female) Adapter Cable Support 4K UHD
  • External powered USB hub.


  • The USB of the dual dvi adapter goes into the USB hub.
  • USB-C plugs into the MacbookPro, the female mini display port plugs into the dual dvi adapter.
  • Could you provide a link to the adapters that you have used please?
    – Sergio
    Jan 15, 2017 at 2:25
  • Would love to but stackexchange will not let me add links :( Jun 20, 2017 at 10:08
  • Then perhaps names & models? Oct 4, 2017 at 2:48

I'm not convinced this is possible. I tried connecting the adapter you have to a USB-C to Mini Displayport adapter (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016ZX5J0Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), which caused the laptop to recognize the monitor, but it did not display any image.

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