2011 Macbook Pro and 4K

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patseguin, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. patseguin macrumors 65832


    Aug 28, 2003
    I use my MBP as a desktop computer connected to my Dell U2711 running 2560 X 1440. While it's super nice, I've been eyeballing moving up to 4K. Will the 2011 MBP drive a 4K monitor through displayport?
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
  3. spacebro macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2015

    2012 rmbp could drive a 4k display at 30hz and it sucked. The newest rmbp can drive a 4k display at 60hz if you're just coding or browsing. It won't run any games at 4k.
  4. yukari macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    What connection do you use? I just purchased QNIX (2560 x 1440) monitor for my 2011 late MBP 15". But I can't seem to get 2560x1440 resolution. The maximum I can get is through HDMI at 1920 x 1200. With DVI to Thunderbolt connection, it gets 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    I would appreciate knowing how you connect your 2011 MBP to Dell monitor.

  5. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    You need an active MDP to dual link DVI they run about $100 at the Apple store.

    This one http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MB571LL/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter
  6. yukari macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010

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