Can Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2013 drive 4K display at 60Hz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sza, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. sza, Aug 2, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016

    sza macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
  2. Creep89 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    I do not have the Samsung 4k monitor, but I own a Dell P2715Q which is also a 4k 60hz monitor and I can confirm that it works with my 15" MacBook Pro Late 2013 (dedicated graphics) out of the box connected via miniDP -> DP. Furthermore I set the resolution to "looks like 2560x1440". Fans of the MacBook are now constantly running @ 3000-4000rpm, really annoying. Time for a new MacBook Pro with a better graphics card.
  3. sza thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
    Thank you. So it requires a lot horsepower of the graphics card, did you notice any sluggishness?
  4. Creep89 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    Opening the application folder looks a little bit sluggish, but even with my old 1080p monitor it never looked really smooth. Furthermore having several apps open and then using spaces or so is just pain in the a*s. Sluggish as f*ck. Still, I do not want to miss my 4k monitor. I just hope for a more powerful MacBook Pro so that I can drive two 4k monitors.
  5. AlexanderHoerl macrumors newbie


    Aug 3, 2016
    Yes it can! I'm using a 4K display with the same MacBook (with Intel Iris Pro Graphics) myself. You just have to use the Thunderbolt port to connect a mini DisplayPort Cable.

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