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MP 1,1-5,1 How to connect mac to TV 4K for gaming?

mohnumber7

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Hi, I've mac pro 5.1 mid2010, dual x5690, 96gb memory, vega 64, system in nvme samsung 970 evo plus, I installed win10 on another ssd samsung evo 860 plus, it works fine, I wanted to know, when i boot on win10 to play games with my reference vega 64, i will want to plug it into my samsung 65 TV to play in big screen, is this possible? is what resolution? my TV is 4K, thank you friends
 

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velocityg4

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Depends on the game. But they should be playable at 4K if you turn the settings down. Most of the benchmarks you see at 4K are using ultra settings. Which the Vega 64 won't on many modern games.

You'd just connect via HDMI 2.0 cable and turn off any automatic image enhancements. If the TV doesn't have an option to set the input as PC. Also with a lot of games in Windows. You'll need to set the TV as the primary display.
 

mohnumber7

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I've a samsung TV 4k 65, it has 3 hdmi, and my mac has 2k resolution (apple led cinema 27), I'm not searching to play at 4K, 1080p or at max 2K will be fine, the games are not FPS, specialy fighting, adventure, platforme, for likesouls or fps I prefer directly on PC. I think it can works with 2K non? my tv is in this link, I think it's ok for gaming.

 

h9826790

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I've a samsung TV 4k 65, it has 3 hdmi, and my mac has 2k resolution (apple led cinema 27), I'm not searching to play at 4K, 1080p or at max 2K will be fine, the games are not FPS, specialy fighting, adventure, platforme, for likesouls or fps I prefer directly on PC. I think it can works with 2K non? my tv is in this link, I think it's ok for gaming.

Just connect the cMP to your TV via HDMI, and switch your TV to game mode / computer mode (this is not mandatory, but can help to reduce input lag).

Then it works just like normal setup. The gaming resolution is up to you, you can select whatever you want in the settings. And the resolution that not supported won't show up. There is nothing to worry about. Just try and see what you want, then play.
 

mohnumber7

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Aug 20, 2020
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So I need a displayPort to HDMI, that seems pretty cool, I'll order a cable and connect it, thanks for your advices
 
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