Using 5K iMac in TDM

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Killerbob, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2008
    I was wondering if it would be possible to use the new 5K iMac as a 5K monitor for the nMP? I know it is an expensive solution, but would that not work in Target Display Mode? Then the iMac capabilities could be used as a remote server for background things...

    And, if so, I guess that would somehow take two Display Ports, but would leave enough DPs for connecting two additional ATDs for a three monitor setup, 1x5K iMac and 2xnormal ATDs.
  2. mattspace macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2013
    Nope, target display isn't supported by 5K iMacs.

    While Apple calls it a 5K display with a free computer thrown in, it would be more accurate to call it a 5K display with a parasitic quickly-obsolescing computer latched onto it.

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