So how does the MBP support 5k?

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  1. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    So back in the days of the epic Waiting for Skylake thread, it was conventional wisdom that the Skylake chips could not drive a 5k display. People were thinking maybe two connections would be required, or even that you'd need an eGPU in the display.

    And now Apple and LG have announced a 5k display that requires only one connection, and presumably does not contain an eGPU.

    So can anyone explain how this works?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Thunderbolt3.
     
  3. Baldrake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ha, I found the source of the claim that Skylake can't drive a 5k display. It came right from the front page of MacRumors.
    So again, my question - did MacRumors get this wrong, or has Apple invented some wizardry to get around shortcomings of Skylake?
     
  4. curmudgeonette macrumors 6502

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    Apple used the wizardy of the Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt controller to carry two DP1.2 streams in one cable.
     

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