RMBP Iris Pro + 4K monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mixart, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. mixart macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2012
    I want a bigger screen to work with at home and now I see Dell is coming with a 24" and 28" 4K monitor, and the 28" display is interesting for me. Do you think my RMBP 2.0Ghz/16GB RAM/Iris Pro is cable enough to work with a 4K monitor without any lag? I am using it for graphic design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its an interesting question and I too am curious.

    If I was a betting man, I'd say any integrated GPU is not powerful enough to drive the monitor. With that said, I'll state this caveat and say I'm no expert and so I'd like to hear from opinions on this.
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Sure it is. Pixels alone are not an issue and Intel has good 4k support. In 2D matters there isn't really any reason to assume nvidia is any better. The higher clocked and faster at clock switching Intel GPU is probably fairly good at such matters.
    3D stuff on native 4K you can forget on any GPU including Nvidia mobile ones.
  4. blackreplica macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Why not? Consider that the rMBP is already apple certified to drive 2 thunderbolt displays in addition to the internal display. Thats 2560 x 1440 + 2560 x 1440 + 2560 x 1600. Add them all up and it's 7680 x 4480. 4K is 3840 x 2160, about half the resolution of what the 13 rMBP can officially handle (according to apple). So I think it'll do OK

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