2012 MBPr and 4k monitor... kinda

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jonpeter, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. jonpeter macrumors member

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    So, as the title explains, I have a 2012 Macbook Pro retina 15" model with the 1gb 650 card. I am looking for a new monitor for real estate and retina readability.

    Now, the part that separates this question (to my knowledge) from others would be for the following reason. I would like to buy a 4k monitor, something like the Samsung U28D590D, but only use it in 1080P HiDPi mode. Essentially, running this 4k monitor in a retina quality screen resolution.

    Would my laptop be able to handle this 1080 HiDPi at 60Hz (running yosemite btw)... without any extra video components or software?
    Thoughts/suggestions?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Well, not according to Apple. But we all know how unrealiable their specifications can be.

    I don't imagine there'd be any difference in the requirements for running 4K at native resolution and in HiDPI mode. But I trust others will correct me here if I'm completely off base.
     
  3. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want to modify anything, then you are stuck with whatever the Apple official support page says. You may get 30hz, but I doubt it.
     

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