4K monitor support on MP 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by akadmon, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Will the stock Radeon 5870 be able to drive a 4K monitor and another standard display (e.g., 30" ACD)? If not, is there any chance we will see cards that will support 4K in MP towers under OSX?
     
  2. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    No, the 5870 supports a maximum resolution of 2560x1600. The Nvidia 760 and up and the AMD Radeon 7xxx series all support 4k as far as I know?
     
  3. akadmon thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I assumed these work in Windows only, right?
     
  4. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    As mentioned in another thread. 10.9 doesn't yet support 4k properly. We're assuming 10.9.1 will enable this support, and hopefully AMD and Nvidia drivers will support this under OS X too, but at the moment it's a bit ambiguous.
     
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  6. tomvos macrumors 6502

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    I think from a technical point of view the nVidia 680 GTX should be able to drive a 4K Display, too. The curious thing is, that the EVGA website says the Geforce 680 GTX Mac Edition supports Displayport 1.1:

    http://eu.evga.com/articles/00730/#3682

    But the nVidia website states that the 680 GTX support Displayport 1.2 with a certain driver release (on the windows side of things)

    http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/62795

    and thus a resolution of up to 4096x2160@60Hz

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-680/specifications


    So, I hope the Mac Edition of the Geforce 680 GTX is not limited to Displayport 1.1 and that nVidia will soon offer a driver with allows 4K resolutions on OSX.
     

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