13-inch rMBP (Late 2013) and 3440x1440?

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  1. KimHansenDK, May 30, 2015
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    KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    Can a 13-inch rMBP (Late 2013) drive a 3440x1440 display at 60Hz without it being choppy and laggy? I am thinking of replacing my aging Thunderbolt Display with the LG 34UC97 but not quite sure if the Late 2013 will handle it fine or if I need to upgrade to the 2015 model in order to get a smooth experience.

    Anyone with a 3440x1440 display and a 13-inch rMBP?
     
  2. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Performance issues with UI lag are currently more software than hardware, so I'd see what OS X 10.11 brings before buying new hardware. Reportedly, they are focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements, which will hopefully guide your decision.
     
  3. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay. But 'should' the 13-inch rMBP (Late 2013) be able to drive the display 60Hz?
     
  4. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone?? I will buy this monitor today if my 13-inch rMBP Late 2013 will support it at 60Hz??
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Doesn't look like it.

    From the apple spec page

    Graphics and Video Support
    • Intel Iris Graphics
    • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, both at millions of colors
    • Thunderbolt digital video output
      • Native Mini DisplayPort output
      • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
      • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
      • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • HDMI video output
      • Support for 1080p resolution at up to 60Hz
      • Support for 3840-by-2160 resolution at 30Hz
      • Support for 4096-by-2160 resolution at 24Hz
     
  6. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But one display at 3440x1440 or two at displays at 2560x1600? It has to drive less pixel if only using one 3440x1440 display?
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    That is true but I don't think it works like that it is more about the bandwidth to each screen.

    I am sure there is another thread about this super widescreen resolution screen floating around and people reporting that it runs fine but I can't for the life of me find it now.
     
  8. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I just found the thread you are talking about. It seems that the 3440x1440 reolution runs fine at 60Hz on Late 2013, Mid 2014 and Early 2015 models (13-inch rMBP).
     

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