4K and 5K Display Buyer's Guide for Macs

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  1. WujoFefer macrumors newbie

    WujoFefer

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    Hi Everyone
    I have rMBP mid 2015 with Radeon x370m.
    Soon I will change my old monitors from 2x 1080p to one ultrawide but I don't know whitch one.
    For now I'm thinking about LG 38UC99-W (3840x1600) but LG announced ultrawide 5k display (5120x2160).
    From article I know that my Mac can support 5k display's but I need some proof, some video or article about it.
    Now I do not know if I should wait for new or buy older display.
    I do not change monitors often, the last time was 7-8 years ago.
     
  2. Hessel89 macrumors member

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    I have one too and it's awesome except for one thing: the scaling options in MacOS. Can you run it in 1440p HiDPI scaled mode?
     
  3. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I can, but just about anything but the native version looks like mush. I've been looking at the LG 5k display and THAT makes the 4k stretched to 31.5" look a bit fuzzy.
     
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    Hessel89 macrumors member

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    Also if you used 1440p HiDPI mode instead of normal 1440? or was that not possible?
     
  5. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Possible. But like the HiDPI mode on the Retina Macbook Pros almost everything is WAY too small even with 4k.
     
  6. Treats macrumors newbie

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    Just found this page. Looks like it needs to be updated as some of the new macs (2018 Mini in particular) include HDMI 2.0 ports.
     
  7. e_moji macrumors newbie

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    I know that I'm replying years in the future, so apologies for that. I happen to have the same MacBook Pro (late-2013 dGPU version), and it is still running as strong today as when I bought it 5 years ago.

    First let me thank you for your advice here. It was tricky finding reliable information on what kind of external display performance I can get out of my 2013 MBP, and your post here is the best info I've found after extensive research. I have since bought one Dell P2415Q display and an Accell cable, and they work flawlessly.

    I'm thinking to get a second 4K display—either another P2415Q, or a P2715Q. From your post, I'm understanding that it is possible for the late-2013 dGPU MBP to drive two 4K displays at 60 Hz when the displays are at default resolution (resembling 1920 x 1080). I'm wondering if it is possible to run both displays at 60 Hz when they have a scaled resolution (e.g. resembling 2560 x 1440)? If possible, I'm hoping to confirm this before I buy the second display.

    If you aren't able to confirm this so many years later, that is of course perfectly understandable. Thank you!
     
  8. senohpoxas88 macrumors member

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    This would be a great article to update. It's been several years, and there's lots of new information.

    This current one still does not even include the LG 5K monitors
     

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