LG 27" IPS LED 4K UHD with Mac Pro6,1

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  1. 32828870 Suspended

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    One of my 3 27" Apple LED Cinema Displays is having issues again (had the panels replaced at least 2x for each display but AppleCare ran out in June). The fan is going on the unit and with Apple's move out of displays I'm checking out replacements.

    Wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge with LG 27" LED 4K UHD (Model 27UD68) with Mac Pro's. Have a 12-Core "current gen" Mac Pro6,1 with dual D700's 32GB's RAM.

    Display Specs:
    - 3840x2160 at 60Hz
    - 10bit
    - HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, D-Sub

    I'll most likely use 2 assuming this model is the right fit. This should be compatible using a Mini DP to DP Cable as HDMI doesn't support 60Hz, no? Thanks!
     
  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    I have the base Mac Pro 6,1 and just got the LG 27UD88. I connected them with miniDP to DP and got 4K at 60Hz, no problem.
     
  3. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I've been looking into this monitor. How do you like it? Is the screen comparable to the iMac 4K/5K?
     
  4. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    I like it so far. I'm coming from a 24" Dell U2413 1920x1200 monitor that is a pretty good performer. The LG is pretty bright! I have to turn down the brightness to about 15/100 in order to not strain my eyes. I don't have an iMac 4K/5K handy to compare.

    My only 2 complaints: 1) It's still too much (I paid $649 total, would feel better at $500-$550), and 2) my daily driver is a Late 2014 Mac mini, which doesn't support 4K at 60Hz. So, I'm still debating on keeping it.
     
  5. 32828870 thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks of the info! I decided on two LG 27UD88 displays and will get two DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cables. Can't believe my Mac Pro6,1 (got it in March '14) still fetches a $6k+ price tag and hasn't been updated to support 5K displays as the new MacBook [Pro]'s. Now Apple has cut their router division.

    I still have my 2010 Mac Pro5,1, updated with Apple genuine parts; current gen Broadcom WiFi ac + BTLE 4.x card, USB A and C 3.1 PCIe, PCIe SATA III 500GB SSD [boot], GTX GPU with 4-5K support, 32GB RAM, 4x 4TB internal SATA II HDD's, LG Lightscribe BDRE, and more. It's essentially almost on par with my 12-Core Mac Pro6,1 w/ dual D700's, 32GB RAM, 500GB PCIe SSD, etc aside from Thunderbolt. Ironically it bests the newer models running Sierra, especially in FCPX and Premiere Pro work.

    Now I'm rethinking which Mac I planned on selling. Everyday it seems to get worse with this company.
     
  6. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    How does it compare with the iMac displays?
     
  7. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    You can get the 4K 60Hz boot screen?
     
  8. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm I don't recall. I ended up returning the monitor, so no way for me to check at this time.
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    Hard to say, as it's been several months since I've seen an iMac display. Plus, the glossy vs. matte finish throws things off.
     
  9. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you control brightness and other things with an Apple keyboard? I know that was a feature on the Ultrafine displays, hoping since it's LG that is also possible.
     
  10. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    I don't recall being able to do that. It acts more like a standard, standalone monitor.
     

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