nMP now supports 5k monitors?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by whoosh, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. whoosh macrumors newbie

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    I have not been really following up on the nMP news or this forum (but my rudimentary search for 5k on this forum does not reveal whether this has been discussed) - so starting this thread.

    It looks like now the nMP supports 5k monitors:

    http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/

    Under display support it says connect up to three 5k monitors or 6 Thunderbolt displays. So I assume three 5k monitors means it will take up 2 Thunderbolt ports for a 5k monitor.

    I have the stock 6 core nMP ($4k - got last Thanksgiving for $3500 at B&H) - since there has been no nMP update I assume the information on Apple's website is valid for my machine as well. I was wondering if it would work with one of these 5k monitors (Dell UP2715k, HP Z27q ):

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=5K/4K_4K&ci=25766&N=3878805756+3856218656

    Anyone used them with nMP?

    No hurry on my side & will wait for the prices to come down (may be even next year) or 32 inch 5k monitors - as I already have a 4k monitor. However those extra pixels on the monitor sure can come handy for photo editing.
     
  2. Mikael S macrumors newbie

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    I have a Dell Up2715k (27 inch 5k 60hz) and it works with my nMP.
    It uses 2 display port cables for 5k operation so yes - two thunderbolt ports will be used.
    It can also be run with only one cable, but then max resolution is limited to 4k (60hz).
     
  3. whoosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Mikael. Is the picture smooth and not jerky?
     
  4. Mikael S macrumors newbie

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    I think it's exactly the same panel as in the Imac 5k - so yes it has an extremely good picture quality and it is perfectly smooth in Yosemite. I recently installed the Il Capitan GM candidate and I have zero lag whatsoever also now. All in all I am very happy and it is a major step up from the Apple 27inch display.

    One major drawback is:
    - As it is an MST screen there is around 10 secs delay upon changing screen resolution - and also starting from sleep introduces this delay.
     
  5. whoosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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