macbook pro 15 2012 mid (no retina)

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  1. atomsic, Jun 14, 2017
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    atomsic macrumors newbie

    atomsic

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    Hi everybody

    as 4K Monitors are getting cheaper i considered buying one. But i stumbled over the spec of my MacBook Pro Mid. 2012

    It has the internal Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the GeForce GT650M.

    According to Apple Spec. (MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2012) - Technical Specifications it is "only" supporting 2560 by 1600 on up to two external displays. But according to Nvidia (http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-650m/specifications) the GT650M is supporting up to 3840 x 2160.

    I have a miniDP to DisplayPort
    So, the question is, can I run 3840 x 2160 30Hz in just one monitor 4k ???

    Thx!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Your computer only has thunderbolt 1 it doesn't have the bandwidth to run a 4K screen, which was fair 5 years ago as you couldn't really buy one.
     
  3. atomsic thread starter macrumors newbie

    atomsic

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    thunderbolt 1 support 4k)) it same MBP15 retina
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    It will run it just not at 60Hz only 30 Hz and it will do that either on the TB1 or HDMI if you want 60Hz refresh rate then you will need a newer mac that simple really.
     
  5. atomsic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the question is, can I run 3840 x 2160 30Hz in just one monitor 4k ???
    yes or no?!
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yes you can using HDMI but only at 30Hz or 24 Hz so great for watching a film etc but not so much use with using it as a computer.

    From apples website
    HDMI
    You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs at the following resolutions and refresh rates via the built-in HDMI port of your Mac:

    • 3840x2160 at 30Hz refresh rate
    • 4096x2160 at 24Hz refresh rate (mirroring is not supported at this resolution)
    See here for details

    https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT206587

    Also see here for all your questions about ports and screens its a great guide

    https://www.macrumors.com/guide/4k-5k-displays-buyers-guide-mac/
     

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