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

KimHansenDK

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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?
 
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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.
 
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KimHansenDK

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

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

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

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

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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?

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.
 
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KimHansenDK

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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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