2560x1600 New Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by deathspared, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. deathspared macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008

    I just hooked up my new mac pro. I'm coming from a 2008 where I had my 30" Gateway 2560x1600 hooked up via DVI.

    Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to get 2560x1600 on the new mac pro. I have tried HDMI, HDMI to displayport, HDMI to DVI with no luck. I clicked "option" to expand the list but still no go. Any ideas?


  2. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    You tried best for display? Also if you hold option key it may give you more res options.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
  4. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    There is a bug in the 10.9.2 that may make the dvi display not work when connected via dvi-d adapters.

    I filled out a bug report at the end of January for it on my nMP. Got nowhere but no denials. I run 10.9.1 ati drivers to get around it

  5. deathspared thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    Interesting. Thanks for the info on the adapter.


    So 2560x1600 isn't compatible displayport to hdmi?
  6. RoastingPig, Mar 6, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014

    RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    nope it's max resoltuion is 1980x1200 through that dongle...but there are some of the newer monitors that will do 2k-4k through hdmi 1.4
  7. askees macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2013
    I've been using one of these for a couple years now. It drives 2560x1600 to my Dell 30". The mini-display port plugs into the thunderbolt of my iMac. While I can't say for sure yet, I'm expecting it to work with my nMP once it arrives.

  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Standard HDMI max out at 1920 x 1200.

    Not sure whether this is your display or not: http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Monitors/8512322.pdf
    I read somewhere that VGA might work so might be worth it to give it a try if you have the proper adapter.
    Newer displays comes with display port, which supports the 2560x1600 resolution.
  9. deathspared thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    Yup, that's my monitor. Thanks for pointing that out. I thought that HDMI from the Mac Pro to DVI on the monitor would do the job but I guess not.
  10. deathspared thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    I just wanted to follow up and say that I just plugged in the Monoprice adapter and am now running 2560x1600! Thanks for your help.
  11. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    From my understanding, HDMI 1.4 is able to display up to 4K, but whether your monitor accepts the HDMI input to output to a higher res then 1920x1080 is another.

    I own the Dell U2711 and I found out that the HDMI internally doesn't allow the display to display higher then 1920x1080 via HDMI.

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