Can the 13 inch retina 2015 playback 8K videos ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    Last week YouTube released 8K videos option to view.
    But I don't have a Macbook yet and I was wondering if anyone here test it.
    and comparing to the basic 13 and the basic 15 inch retina
  2. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2014
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I'm pretty sure 8K would lag on a Mac Pro let alone a Macbook Pro, unless it is an extremely well optimized video. In other words, it depends on the YouTube video - but on an integrated chip, it probably won't be too great.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    As far as I can tell there isn't a lot out there that can at the moment, especially laptops.
  5. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    No it won't.

    Because whether or not the CPU will be fast enough (it probably is, but anyway...), your display is nowhere near high resolution enough (it will look no different to 4k), and the GPU does not support 8k resolution - and neither does currently shipping HDMI, Displayport, DVI, etc. i.e., even if your CPU can decode it, and your GPU can output it, no cable is available to attach to your Mac to output it to a display.

    There's zero point trying to run it on a 13" display anyway - 4k is already well beyond what your eye can see on 13" anyway. 8K is only really useful if you're dealing with home cinema size displays or larger.

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