Can 2010 MacBook Pro drive 1920x1200 pixels?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by satchmo, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    Okay, I'm a bit puzzled here. I just picked up a 24" Asus PA248Q display. It's a mid-range IPS monitor, 1920 x 1200 and a response time of 6ms.

    I'm driving this monitor with a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo that has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M video card.

    When running any online YouTube or embedded video to full screen I get a choppy playback. Not super bad, but noticable that frames are dropped. Movies played back from my hard drive seem to be okay.

    Conversely, my older 7 year old 2.0gHz iMac Core Duo with an ATI plays the same online video back perfectly. But it's only driving 1680 x 1050 pixels.

    Is this a bandwidth or video card issue? Or both. Is 1920 x 1200 pixels just too much information to drive?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Dyno-Mike macrumors regular

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    My really old desktop with an AMD Athlon XP and 9700 pro used to drive 1920x1200 monitor and that was used for video music playback and other stuff so I would say a definite yes, It should be no problem.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Update to the latest version of Flash, that may help some, but your computer should not have any trouble driving that display.
     
  5. satchmo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I figured the same. This shouldn't be a problem to drive.
    Could it be bandwidth?
    Or maybe the mini-dp to HDMI cable is the issue. I read that DVI might be the better way to go?
     

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