5K+4K monitors simultaneously - which GPU should I get - 450/455/460

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  1. pubmsu, Jan 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017

    pubmsu macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sydney, Australia

    I would rather save money if the lower spec GPU is still sufficient for driving one 5K and one 4K monitor simultaneously without any stutter or lag. So the question is can a 450 do this job or must I need either 455 or rather 460?

    I won't game or use any graphics-intensive app.

    Battery life while detached from the monitors is also a concern. So which one should I get?

    Many thanks for suggestions!
  2. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    Tbh you can increase your storage with external solutions, CPU upgrades provide unnoticable speed increase, but you're stuck with the GPU you chose. So I'd always suggest getting the best GPU you can. The GPU upgrade isn't very costly either.
  3. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    Given how Apple has never been known to provide "overpowering" GPU options, I'd recommend getting the best one they offer on most all machines, especially given the displays being driven nowadays.

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