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

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  1. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    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. samparmenter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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. samparmenter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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