Is 3440x1440 at 60Hz possible?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by De'Mello, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. De'Mello macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Will the current Mac Mini (2014) run a 3440x1440 display at 60 (not 50) Hz?

    Although the Mini specs say "Support for up to two displays at 2560x1600 pixels" I am hoping someone has tried running a Ultra Wide QHD at 60Hz?

    Thanks
     
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  4. De'Mello, Dec 3, 2014
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    De'Mello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this link blueroom - good information there. I am hoping that the 3440x1440 resolution might just work as it is less than the 4K 3840x2160 res

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    Yes, I want to replace my iMac with a new mac… and in the process of researching a Mac Mini and display combo I have really grown keen on these
    LG 21:9 ultrawide 3440x1440 displays…

    The dpi is very close to apples 27" display, which is about right for me, and the 21:9 aspect looks great!

    I have read that the Mini (2012) can run 3440x1440 @50Hz so hoping the Iris Graphics could just get it to 60Hz?

    I should add that the Mini (2012) cannot run 3440x1440 @50Hz in Yosemite but not sure about the new Mini?
     
  5. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it can. I'm running the curved LG 3440x1440 at 60hz comfortably with no problems.
     
  6. QuietGamer, Dec 3, 2014
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    Give me a tissue. :cool:

    Q: Are you using Thunderbolt or the DP connection?

    Currently using a 2560 x 1080 21:9 display and love the form factor and am looking to upgrade to this monitor. It is one of the reasons I got a 2014 Mini (Iris) and put a 980 in my gaming PC.

    Q2: Why the curved over the flat form factor ?



    I am kind of waiting for the AOC version to hit the US and maybe save a few$.
     
  7. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    I can too verify this with a 2012 MBP with a Thunderbolt 1 connection. No issues at all!

    3440x1440 is well within DP 1.1 specs so no problem 60hz.

    Also works on my G46VW with a Thunderbolt 1 connection (windows laptop)
     
  8. De'Mello, Dec 4, 2014
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    Great news! How is the curved LG working out?
     
  9. De'Mello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More great news! Looks like the 60Hz must be down to the graphics of each mac then...
     
  10. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    Possibly....
     
  11. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

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    I've connected my mini to it with thunderbolt, and my pc to it with DP.

    Curved is nicer. Might not be good for you if you need straight lines for editing work. I don't, so I love it.
     
  12. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    Is this with the 2014 MM? Do you know if it works with the 2012 MM? Thx
     
  13. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

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    Yes 2014 MM... Pretty sure the 2012 won't work since it has such outdated specs
     
  14. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    That's okay. It's got 4 cores and is user upgradeable. Fair tradeoff for a little less GPU.
     
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    Outdated specs for who? Maybe for those who blindly accept what's on offer with a 2014 model designation on it.
     
  17. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    My late Mac Mini 2012 can only run at 50hz on my new Samsung S34E790C, so not sure how you get 60hz??:confused:
     
  18. izour macrumors newbie

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    How do you have connected the Mac mini 2012 to the Samsung S34E790C? Do you run full resolution of 3440x1440 with 50 Hz? I'm looking for a 34" curved Monitor with 3440x1440 resolution for my Mac mini (late 2012) with Intel i5 2,5 GHz. Can you recommend one?
     
  19. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    Yep id get the sammy, i had the dell 34 aswell but had major backlight bleed. Also is less curved.

    Running it with the dell supplied mdp cable at full resolution
     
  20. izour macrumors newbie

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    Is it a mini displayport to displayport cable? As far as i know, the Samsung S34E790C does not have a mini displayport, right?

    Greetings from Hamburg, Germany. ;-)
     
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    Can anyone confirm if the Thunderbolt connection on the LG screens will pass USB, or if I'll need to use the USB uplink port as well as TB for video?
     
  22. estabya macrumors 6502

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    The Thunderbolt on the LGs passed video, audio, USB, and of course allows for Thunderbolt daisy chaining. I basically use mine as a dock so that I only have to attach the single cable.
     

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