Pro Display XDR Effective Resolution

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Littleluk, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Littleluk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm interested to know if Apple mentioned whether their new display defaults to pixel doubling just like the iMac, but with a 3006x1692 equivalent or uses a scaled default like the MacBook Pros for more space?

    In the demos the UI looked quite small.
     
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    The display doesn’t care. MacOS will scale as you wish.
     
  3. Littleluk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but I'm curious what they'd opt for default. Looking at the marketing material, it looks more like 3360 on a 32" or even like 3840. In the latter case, I wonder how performance would be since it would require to render an 8k image in the background.
     
  4. Detnator macrumors regular

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    I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro (with Radeon Pro 560 4GB) that can already do that. That is if we're talking about what it's rendering in the background before it's scaled down to whatever native resolution it's connected to - as you said. Haven't really tried to do much at that resolution, so not sure about performance. But I'm guessing if this MBP can even do it, that new MP won't even break a sweat.
     

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