2560x1600 New Mac Pro

deathspared

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Hello,

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?

Thanks

 

lemonade-maker

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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

https://discussions.apple.com/message/25084147?ac_cid=tw123456#25084147
 

deathspared

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Interesting. Thanks for the info on the adapter.

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So 2560x1600 isn't compatible displayport to hdmi?
 

RoastingPig

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Interesting. Thanks for the info on the adapter.

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So 2560x1600 isn't compatible displayport to hdmi?
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
 
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Consultant

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Interesting. Thanks for the info on the adapter.

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So 2560x1600 isn't compatible displayport to hdmi?
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
To use the monitor’s full (highest) resolution (2560 × 1600), you must use the included dual-link DVI cable to connect the monitor to a dual-link capable video card on your computer.
A single-link DVI cable or video card limits resolution to 1920 × 1200.
VGA and HDMI connections are also limited to a maximum 1920 × 1200 resolution.
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.
 

deathspared

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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.
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.
 

deathspared

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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.
 

wheelhot

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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.