Bootcamp on Retina 5k iMac

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  1. Seany67 macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    Has anyone with the new Retina 5K iMac installed bootcamp?
    If so, how does it run?

    Thanks
    Sean
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It runs the same as Boot Camp on my rMBP.
     
  3. macnerd77 macrumors regular

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    Are there any issues/quirks? How about gaming have you done any gaming with it?

    Thanks
     
  4. rittchard macrumors 6502

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    As far as I can tell, the current limitation is 4K resolution (3840x2160) due to Windows/drivers. Thus far it doesn't seem to acknowledge that the monitor is 5K.

    See this thread:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6604929
     
  5. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I don't want to make a new post but does anyone recommend any version of Windows? Right now my rMBP has Windows 7.
     
  6. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

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    The general consensus on Windows 7 vs 8.1 is that if you already have 7, stick with it. Otherwise, you may be better off with 8.1 for gaming.
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope, not much quirks.

    I haven't tried gaming though. All I run on it is SolidWorks.
     
  8. macnerd77 macrumors regular

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    Thanks
     
  9. hyune83 macrumors member

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    How is the pixel doubling managed on windows with 5k?
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    By adjusting the scaling to 200%.
     
  11. Mydrivec macrumors member

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    Thanks for this answer. Is there any advantage to moving to 8.1 or should I just reuse/reinstall my current Win 7 license?
     
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