Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) retina display 2560x1440 w/ HDMI?

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  1. jcbbuller macrumors newbie

    jcbbuller

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    Hello,

    I own a Qnix 2710LED 27" monitor which I currently use a Dual Link DVI adapter (the $99 dollar type) to get a 2560 x 1440 resolution with my mid 2015 Macbook Pro w/ retina display. I was wondering if anyone knew if I could get the same resolution using an HDMI cable? The monitor supports HDMI and I've done some research but mostly what I hear is that mac's HDMI only supports 1900x1200. Thanks!
     
  2. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    This page tells you exactly what you need to know: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202856

    It says this:

    You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with these Mac computers (special adapters might be required):
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 and later)
    • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
    • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 and later)
    • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)
    • iMac (27-inch, Late 2013 and later)
    • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
    • Mac mini (Late 2014)
    • MacBook Air (Early 2015)
    • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

    And moving a little further on the page it reads:

    You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs at the following resolutions and refresh rates when you connect them to the built-in HDMI port on your Mac:
    • 3840x2160 at 30 Hz
    • 4096x2160 at 24 Hz (mirroring is not supported at this resolution)

    It know it says 4K, but that's even higher than your requirements. So I wouldn't worry about that then. However, I'm not sure at what the refresh rate is when using a 2560x1440 resolution, but I would say it's at least higher than with 3840x2160. And I can't seem to find information about that.

    Anyway, hope this answers your question?
     
  3. jcbbuller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah good point, I'm just a little worried that it doesn't list 2560x1440 as one of the dimension it supports. You'd think it would, being that 27" iMacs are that resolution... Has anyone tried using a 2015 Macbook Pro retina display's HDMI on a 2560x1440 monitor?
     
  4. interfreak macrumors regular

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    My late 2014 Mac Mini has been connected to a 1440p display via HDMI and DP, no difference.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It's no problem at all. The newer rMBPs use HDMI 1.4, which handles 2560x1440 at 60Hz perfectly fine.

    However, there's no guarantee the monitor supports that resolution via HDMI.
    EDIT: Scratch that. Anandtech's review mentions HDMI 1.4, if I managed to Google the right monitor.

    You're good.
     
  6. jcbbuller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, thanks!
     

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