The active Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter cable (model MDP2DVIMM3WS) allows you to directly connect a Mini DisplayPort video source (like any of your MacBook® or Microsoft® Surface ™ Pro devices equipped with Mini DisplayPort) to a nearby DVI monitor or projector. which avoids having to buy additional adapters and also avoids the clutter of too many cables.
For guaranteed compatibility with virtually any Mini DisplayPort output, the active Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter supports multimode (DP ++) as well as single-mode DisplayPort signals. Unlike passive adapters, this ensures that the MDP2DVIMM3WS adapter can be used even with graphics cards with no DP ++ multimode output signal available, such as ATI® Eyefinity cards.
Compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt ™ when connected directly to a DisplayPort I / O port via Thunderbolt ™, the adapter supports resolutions up to 1920×1200.
Use with single-mode Mini DisplayPort video outputs that cannot output DP ++ multimode signal, as in ATI® Eyefinity video cards.
Direct connection of an existing DVI device (monitor, projector) to a Mini DisplayPort output device
Ideal for using your DVI monitor as a secondary display.