4k monitors and scaling

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  1. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Picked up a Benq BL3201PT, the monitor is gorgeous and colours are great but even at 32" 4k native is just too small to use. The next size down (3k) is usable for me, but the problem is my rMBP really doesn't like rendering a 6k desktop!

    This really becomes an issue when doing Photoshop heavy lifting.

    Running non native resolutions look awful so is there any other solutions? Making it in to effectively a 5k riMac the elements are just too big and feels wasteful.

    Runs fine at 4k native, just everything is too small!
     
  2. BomexM3 macrumors newbie

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    Scaling is actually retina which looks awesome. Is HiDpi an option for you??
     
  3. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm explaining that I use HiDPI in my first post. Due to the way it's created it's too GPU intensive.
     
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  6. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Isn't retina mode 1920x1080, ie doubled? and then retina aware apps like Lr or Ps would be smart enough to show 1:1 as 3840x2160?
     
  7. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but there's also scaled resolutions that work the same as retina, but scale back down to the native resolution at the end.

    And apps that display media content are 1:1.
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Did you put the BenQ in M-Book mode, under the Picture Advanced>Picture Mode settings?
     
  9. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, it's in user defined with custom colour settings after being calibrated. M-book is purely a colour profile that attempts to match Apple's.
     
  10. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, but we have one in my office, so I know what that setting is for. I'll get back to work now.
     
  11. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I was just wondering why you thought it would make any difference?

    Hopefully ElCap will lighten the load graphically with Metal.
     

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