Is the basemodel Macbook Pro 13" (late 2016) powerful enough?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wiseoak1, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. wiseoak1, Dec 24, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016

    wiseoak1 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Is the Macbook Pro 13" (late 2016, no touchbar) powerful enough to use with a LG Ultrafine 5K?

    Does the Macbook Pro 13" have far better performance or so so?
  2. hyunez macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
  3. wiseoak1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Ohh, I have the same playing 4k video... does this happen with the Macbook Pro 13" with touchbar as well?
    Also, Im not really planning on watching 4K content, just wanna hook up a display without problems to the macbook and use it as an external retina display, without any regards to 4K content...

    I think Im gonna have a chat with Apple on monday...
  4. Dukat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    4k video plays fine on my 13" i5 touchbar MBP, but 4k 360 degree virtual videos in youtube (chrome required) run very choppy.. not sure if it's a cpu/gpu power issue or terrible coding for Mac Chrome. I'm waiting for the 5k monitor to arrive and worried that may run slow as well, may upgrade to the 13" i7 with 16GB ram. Still no GPU but hopefully the beefier CPU and extra ram help.
  5. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    what set up are you using? I don't think a youtube 4k will slow your computer down to a noticeable level. I had a 2015 first-gen MacBook, with mid-tier core-M processor and it plays 4k videos smoothly without any problem.
  6. wiseoak1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
    The non touchbar version with 16gb ram, 2ghz processor... maybe youtube can't handle 4k... or the youtube player?
    --- Post Merged, Dec 24, 2016 ---
    Try this video:
    Set it to 4k...

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