5K works today with 2016 13"

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  1. FishyFish, Nov 22, 2016
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    FWIW, wanted to let you know that I successfully connected my 2016 13" MBP to the 5K Dell 27" UP2715K display. This is basically the same panel that is in the Retina iMac. 27": 5120 x 2880 @ 60Hz.

    Though the official Apple page says that the 2016 MacBook Pro is not compatible with this display, it is wrong.

    I tried many combinations of adapters and cables until I found one (and only one) that works.

    You need two https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018AX3HJO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Club3D USB 3.1 Type C to DisplayPort 1.2 UHD adapters, and two full size (not mini) DisplayPort male to male cables.

    This setup takes two of your four USB-C ports (doesn't matter which two) and will give you full 5012 x 2880 60Hz seamlessly + your laptop display even on the 13" Iris graphics, without having to wait for the LG display.

    Truly it looks like I'm sitting in front of the Retina iMac in terms of the panel.
     
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  3. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    That Macbook probably isn't compatible, but the Macbook Pro certainly is.
     
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    I just got this monitor and was planning on doing something similar with either a TB dock or razercore/egpu. It truly is a fantastic monitor. Got it used from B&H and it likes like it's never been used. Only about $850
     
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    Please let me know how it goes! I am interested in getting a 1080/Core but want to know how well it works on macOS/Windows
     
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    Thanks for this. Would be curious to know if the MBP(2016)15" can run Two(2) of the Dell UP2715k monitors (MST) - thou that would take all four TB3 ports. Which presumably means no charging, or any other peripherals, unless one of the DP channels can run via a TB3 dock?
     
  7. FishyFish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @hulkk This is the article where Apple explicitly does not list the 2016 MacBook Pro as being compatible with the Dell UP2715K dual cable: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206587.

    Quoting:
    • The Dell UP2715K 27-inch 5K display is supported by iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and later and Mac Pro (Late 2013) running OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 and later.

    However, as I mention, it works perfectly on my 2016 TB 13" MacBook Pro using any set of 2 Thunderbolt ports and the active adapters I linked above.

    @rdav I believe the 15" could run two of these using all 4 ports but you would not be charging at that point. The Iris graphics in the 13" doesn't have the horsepower to do two of them.
     
  8. mulvone19 macrumors newbie

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    Windows should be fine, it's macOS that's causing the problems right now according to other users. I'd like to do the same thing
     
  9. rdav, Nov 23, 2016
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  10. mulvone19 macrumors newbie

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    Have you been able to get the audio from the built in speakers to work? I can only get it to show up when using a single cable and plugging it into the MDP port in the monitor which limits it to 4k
     
  11. rdav macrumors 6502

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    It may be possible to run the same 5k monitor via a TB3/USB-C Dock such as the ones from Henge, which have 2x mDP outputs (from just one TB3 port). But it's hard to find any real answers on this question.. https://hengedocks.com/pages/tethered-docks
     

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