MacBook Pro 4K 60hz

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  1. Cletus989 macrumors newbie

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    Can the new MacBook Pro run a 4K tv at 60hz? If I get a new MacBook Pro I would want to use a 4K tv through hdmi. The apple dongle says it only does 4K at 30hz. Is there another cable out that will work at 60hz?
     
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  3. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    ^ But I can drive two 4K monitors at 60hz via displayport on my Late 2013 15"? There has to be a way to convert that signal to HDMI after 3 years of sitting around, no?
     
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    MBP 2016 can and have GPU complain with VP9 and H265.

    VP9 its important because google streaming 4k YouTube with this codec.

    This is a must to go for a MBP 2016.
     
  5. jsawy3r macrumors member

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    HDMI 4k@60Hz with the 2016 MBPs IS POSSIBLE

    USB-C spec only provides for HDMI 1.4b (4k@30Hz). This is what Apple's dongle is converting and using. This makes sense because the dongle was made for the 2015 rMB.

    Thunderbolt 3 provides for HDMI 2.0 (4k@60Hz). There isn't a lot of support for Thunderbolt 3 yet, so the dongle game is a bit sparse, but it's happening. Belkin has such an adapter on the way.

    http://www.belkin.com/us/F2CU038-Belkin/p/P-F2CU038/

    The key is going to be making sure the dongle you get is using Thunderbolt spec and not USB-C spec to make the magic happen.
     
  6. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Okay cool, so it's doable to get that signal out via HDMI just a bit of a hassle and barely possible as of this writing.
     
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    TB2 has DP 1.2. Better than HDMI 2.0.
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    See right above.
     
  10. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Wow $60? I'll probably need this too, but wish Belkin would spare my wallet.

    This (and the one posted afterwards) says it's a USB-C adapter and NOT thunderbolt 3. I had also read the USB spec wouldn't allow 4k@60hz, but the products being posted seem to contradict that.
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    I have 3 different Club3D 4k@60Hz converters. One is USB-C.

    I have used it only with real USB-C.
     
  12. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Interesting. Well, that makes my search easier. Have you (or anyone else) found a straight USB-C to HDMI cable that supports 4k@60hz? Or is my only choice an adapter?
     
  13. alexandero macrumors regular

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    If you also have the option of using DisplayPort, I recommend using that instead of HDMI. A simple USB-C cable to DisplayPort should be sufficient to run 4k/60Hz.
     
  14. cube macrumors G5

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    All my ->HDMI 2.0 are active converters.
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    Club3D converter is also active. I don't have it.
     
  15. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I would love this, but my TV only has HDMI.
     
  16. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    OP needs HDMI, not display port. I'm using DP over here, but that wasn't the question.
     
  17. cube macrumors G5

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    I use the corresponding HDMI 2.0 converter from Club3D.
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    The point is that TB3 has DisplayPort 1.2, so you can get a converter to HDMI 2.0, which is weaker.
     
  18. Cletus989 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was strictly wanting hdmi cause my tv doesn't have DisplayPort. So it sounds like it's possible just might have to wait for an adapter to be developed
     
  19. cube macrumors G5

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    There's already a converter which I use with my PC.
     
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  22. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Why does the pluggable say not compatible with 2016 model?
     
  23. SeanG1027 macrumors regular

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    I would for sure always go with the cable over dongle. My question was pertaining to the video standard. Should I go USB c to DP or USB c to hdmi 2.0 for the best 4K@60Hz performance? I currently can't find a USB c to hdmi 2.0 cable.
     
  24. ANDJOE macrumors member

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    I believe this cable is "in the works".
     
  25. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    By who?
     

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