This high-performance Thunderbolt™ 3 adapter lets you add two 4K 60Hz HDMI monitors to your Windows® or Mac computer through a single Thunderbolt 3 port. The Thunderbolt video adapter is compatible with computer systems that support Thunderbolt 3, such as models of MacBook Pro, Dell™ Precision and Dell XPS.
Mac computers that have any of the following ports can connect to HDMI devices. Learn how to identify the ports on your Mac.
Mac computers that have an HDMI port comply with HDMI 1.4b and support:
If using an adapter, check the specifications of the adapter to learn about supported resolutions and other details.
If your Mac doesn't recognize your HDTV, display, or other HDMI device after making the connection:
If the video on your HDTV or display extends beyond the borders of the screen, open Displays preferences and adjust the Underscan slider for a better fit. Use any of these methods to open Displays preferences:
If your HDMI device isn't receiving audio from your Mac:
If your Mac goes to sleep while a video is playing or paused, you might see an HDCP error. Quit the app that is playing the video, then open the app again. If the issue continues, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Energy Saver and adjust the settings so that your display doesn't turn off.
Thunderbolt 3 offers a connection with state-of-the-art speed and versatility. Delivering twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, it consolidates data transfer, video output and charging in a single, compact connector. And with the integration of USB-C, convenience is added to the speed of Thunderbolt to create a truly universal port.
Supports up to four 4K displays or up to two 6K displays1
Connect new and existing devices
Transferring data at speeds of up to 40 Gbps — two times faster than Thunderbolt 2 and eight times faster than USB 3 — Thunderbolt 3 delivers the fastest connection to any dock, display or device. You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices through a single port without needing a hub or a switch. So connecting a storage device to your computer, then a display to your storage device, works as it’s meant to — with powerful throughput.2
Less than one minute to copy 25,000 photos
Thunderbolt 3 provides twice the display bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, enabling your Mac to support up to four 4K displays or up to two 6K displays.1 Which means that with two Thunderbolt controllers in the 16-inch MacBook Pro, you can send graphics to dual 6K displays for the perfect high-resolution photo and video editing setup. Thunderbolt 3 connects to DisplayPort displays and monitors with a cable, while supporting HDMI and VGA displays with the use of an adapter.
With Thunderbolt 3, a single USB-C port can deliver power in both directions. So a port can charge a device or, alternatively, be charged by one. And it’s capable of delivering up to 100 watts of power, so a single cable can be used to connect to a dock or display and charge your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air simultaneously.
Up to 15W for
Up to 15W for bus-powered devices
Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C technology is a truly universal connection. With the help of an adapter or cable, you can connect just about any of your devices, including your existing Thunderbolt 2 devices.
Plug into displays using HDMI, VGA, DVI, DisplayPort or Thunderbolt.
Connect to iOS devices like iPhone and iPad.
Use peripherals compatible with USB‑A, SD, Micro‑B and Mini‑B.
Connect external graphics processors like the Blackmagic eGPU and external hard drives for extra storage.
The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac Pro, iMac and Mac mini are fully compatible with your existing devices and displays. Use the chart below to find out which adapter or cable you’ll need to connect to the ports on all your favourite devices.
Connect to your Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac using
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or
USB-C to HDMI adapter
Adobe acrobat professional 11. Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter or
USB-C to VGA adapter