Is macbook 2016 capable of running a 27"2K monitor with 60hz?

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  1. ndolebay macrumors member

    ndolebay

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    Hi all, I want to buy a monitor for my tiny-screen macbook, considering Dell U2715H, 2550x1440, 2k display.

    I knew that macbook can't run 4k display with 60HZ, only 30HZ, due to the limit of USB C.

    How about a 2k 27" display, does it support 60hz?

    Using usb c->HDMI adaptor.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. ofarlig macrumors member

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    Im running my Dell UP2516d in 60Hz and thats a 2560x1440 display (only 25" though but screen size is not relevant) over HDMI using Apples HDMI/USB adapter.
     
  3. iDemiurge macrumors 6502

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    Yes it does. I run a display with that resolution at 60hz off a 2015 macbook, so the 2016 will definitely support it
     
  4. ndolebay thread starter macrumors member

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    thank u
     
  5. Hung_Solo macrumors member

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    My LG 4k monitor runs 60hz through USB-C so I'm sure the dell monitor will have no issues
     
  6. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Using the same monitor with that resolution @60 Hz with apple dongle and apple hdmi cable, no worries.
     
  7. ndolebay thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank u, btw, are u comfortable with that resolution? not retina.
     
  8. neutron1988 macrumors newbie

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    My Dell U3415W works perfectly at 60Hz with a resolution of 3440*1440. So 2K must be fine too
     
  9. Floris, Oct 16, 2016
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  10. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    It is crystal clear. I've used my PC at that resolution for a very long time so using MacOS at same resolution was no different. Plus you can always swtich to HiDPI mode for reading stuff if you want to.
     

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