2016 Macbook Pros powering 27" 5k Retina iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 4ubrey, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. 4ubrey macrumors member

    4ubrey

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    Does anyone have a solid grasp on the hardware capabilities on the new MacBook Pros (13 or 15) to know if it'd power the 27" 5k iMac screen?

    I know I'd need at least a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 cable, but would that cut it?

    The LG displays seem to be supported at 5k. The previous generation MacBook Pros were a no-go because of the t-con. Wondering if this new generation of hardware handles this?
     
  2. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

    Sirmausalot

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    Nothing can power the 27" iMac screen except an iMac that is attached to it. No target display mode. To power the new LG 5K monitor, you must have a Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac (only the new Macbook Pros -- 2016) and then the iMac 2017....
     
  3. AnakChan macrumors newbie

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