Does the fan of MacBook Pro 2017 15" get noisy when connected to 4K display for video playback?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Does the fan of maxed out MacBook Pro 2017 15" kicks in and the laptop becomes noisy when it is connected to 1-2 4K display(s) and play youtube videos?
  2. ManuCH macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2009
    I have a maxed out MacBook Pro 2016 15" (which is similar, although not identical to the 2017) and the fans rev up a little bit when connected to a 4K display as it's always using the dGPU. Currently they're spinning at 2200 and 2400 rpm.

    You won't hear them, though, unless you're in an extremely quiet room.
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I heard that the Kaby Lake has some kind of processing power for 4K. Maybe it is quieter?!

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