Can the new Imac 2017 be used as external display ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ransz, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Ransz macrumors member

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    Any idea if now, after Kaby lake refresh and 2 thunderbolt 3 ports, the new imac 2017 ( 27 inch) be used as an external monitor ? like hooking a windows PC to it , to game on...
    up until now, previous 5k imac models couldnt be used as external monitors...

    I have a PC with GTX 1080, and wondering if i can hook it up to the new imac..
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Best we can tell so far is that it is still not possible. I am guessing Apple is still using custom timing controllers to provide the 60Hz refresh rate.
     
  3. Ransz thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah shoot :(, what a waste of good screen potential..
     

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