MP 5.1 and a curved display -> Does it work out of the box ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AlexMaximus, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2006
    A400M Base
    Hello Pro's,

    My current setup is ageing slowly. However I am still very happy with my 5,1 Hex. I just got my PX1 SSD to boost it a bit. Now I am in the Process of replacing my Apple Display from 2010.
    Here is the question: Does anybody use a curved display with a 34' size from LG or Samsung in conjunction with a 5,1 MP at the moment?

    I really like this option here:

    What I could not figure out:

    Does ElCapitan OSX support that 21:9 format at the moment or in the future?

    Will my current Nvidia GTX680 Mac Edition card work or is it too weak?

    In case Apple ever bring out a 4K or 5K Standalone Display, will I be able to connect it to my old 5,1?
    (I really fear that Apple will exclude the 5,1 customers to force new MacPro & iMac sales as usual, because - as you all know, Apple hate's us small Pro crowd .. ;)
  2. CapnDavey macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    #2 GTX 680 might work for that it works well with my Seiki 4k tv
    #3 good luck there I don't think Apple cares about mac pro users anymore
  3. CarlHataway macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    I use two (2) LG 32" HDTV's as monitors and they work great using HDMI cables.
  4. Pending macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2014
    I use an LG 34UM95 via display port and it works fine, as it should, with a reference gtx680 (flashed) and I'm on El Capitan 10.11.5 on my 5,1. 21:9 presents no issues in osx or windows 10 at 3440 x 1440. In fact now that I have been using it for a while not sure I would want to revert to 16:9. My screen is flat as I prefer that look.
  5. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
  6. Pending macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2014
    I have not ever had an issue with wake or power/sleep.
    A push of the spacebar and all comes back awake.
    I seem to remember there were two series of these monitors manufactured, I wonder if that is relevant.
  7. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009

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