late 2015 imac 27 retina bootcamp finally get 5k resolution

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  1. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    As the title says, unlike my previous imac retina which was limited to 4k in bootcamp, the new imac retina can actually do 5k!!!
    Screenshot for proof :)
    imac5k.JPG
     
  2. Max108 macrumors member

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    Good share, thanks (and proves that the Bootcamp drivers have indeed been updated, adding validity to the benchmarks you and others are doing).
     
  3. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    I agreed with the adding validity part right up till the moment I realised OP is running Win 8. All validity gone.
     
  4. ninja2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is the problem with windows 8?
     
  5. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Seriously? It's almost as bad as Vista. Awful OS. 8 is more like alpha 10. UAC was a nightmare for a start.
     
  6. ninja2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, well it is actually 8.1 but I didn't have a windows 10 ISO to hand.
     
  7. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    8/8.1 still equally is bad.
     
  8. JeroenDebruyne macrumors member

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    Can you try in windows if you can easily use 1440P scaling? And if there is any blur or distortion?
     
  9. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    OK, please stop if you've nothing helpful to add.

    Can you post the driver version for the GPU? I have a suspicion that we'll get those for last year's iMac, too, shortly.
     
  10. ninja2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just set it to 1440p with 100% scaling. It looks great, not quite as crisp as 5k obviously but as good as a pre retina imac
     
  11. ninja2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh and WilliamG, I am not at my machineb but I am pretty sure it is the version on the amdw website. I will doublec check later for you
     
  12. JeroenDebruyne macrumors member

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    Thanks , now I only worry about the noise heat under normal use like web coding / photoshop :) Because the previous had alot of heat issues and fan noise :< They should atleast had the chance duo to skylake to temper with the fan curve.
     
  13. ninja2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Trust me, you do not need to worry about heat or noise with normal use. I am not even getting noise whilst gaming.
     
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  15. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Not really, it really depends on your use case. I've used 8/8.1 for 2 years for general office applications and games with zero issues. Millions do the same w/o issue.
     
  16. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Although I don't have an iMac and am not planning to purchase one, it's good to know that Apple is continuing supporting Bootcamp. This is good news for the 5k iMac owners.
     
  17. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Millions did the same with vista, doesn't make it a good OS.
     

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