2016 13" MBP dual displays, with one of them being 5K

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MrX8503, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    Has anyone tried this? I just ordered the LG 5K display and I'm hopping to use my pre existing 1440p monitor as a second display.
  2. mctrials23 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Should be fine. I'm sure there was a thread around here somewhere with someone using a 5k and a 4k ultrafine together on the 13" 2016 MBP.
  3. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Wasn't that with a 15"?

    This shouldn't be possible. The integrated graphics supports three displays, and the 5K counts as two as it is composed of two 4K-ish images. The internal display then makes it three.
  4. MrX8503 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    I thought that poster was mistaken. I thought it reported 5K + 4K, but in reality it was downscaling the 5K.

    I can't be sure of that though.
  5. mctrials23 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Perhaps but I was pretty sure it was a 13" or it wouldn't have been noteworthy as the 15" can drive 2 5K displays just fine.
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    That sounds quite likely as like brookzy says, it shouldn't be able to do that unless apples claims were more from an experience point of view than a possibility perspective.
  6. hyunez macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    I have both the 4k and 5k and can confirm that they both work, however the 5k will not display in its native resolution.

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