Looking for new monitor 5,1 MP, ASUS GeForce GTX 780 GPU

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zayaso, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. zayaso macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2014
    Hi all,

    First- I don't know if this is the right forum to post this, if the mods deem it needs to be moved, please do!

    I'm looking to purchase a new monitor for my 5,1 MP, as my old 30 inch Apple Cinema display is starting to get really long in the tooth. Currently running OS X Sierra, and have an ASUS GeForce GTX 780 card inside (max resolution 4K, 1 HDMI, 1 Display Port, and 2 x DVI).
    I was taking a look at the apple store with the brand new LG 4K displays, but with the fact they need a USB-C connection and my old MP 5,1 not being capable of USB-C/Thunderbolt, was thinking it would not be a good fit. Am I right in my thinking there? What 4K displays are others using?

    TL; DR:
    Can I use new LG 4K displays on apple store with my old MP 5,1; if not, what 4K displays are others using?

  2. nigelbb macrumors 65816

    Dec 22, 2012
    I have been delighted with my Philips BDM4065UC 40" 4K monitor which cost just £505 ($640). It's now been superseded by a 43" model but I just checked & here in the UK there are several retailers selling refurbished BDM4065UC with 1 years warranty for about £315 ($400). I thought the price I paid was a bargain but £315 is a steal. I too had been using a 2560x1600 30" monitor for many years (an HP LP3065) & found the 40" 4K monitor a great upgrade as the pixel density is not vastly different to the 30" so you don't end up with tiny fonts that are impossible to read.

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