Which 4K Screen for Mac Pro Late 2013?

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  1. irock101 macrumors 6502

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    What is the best solution for a 4K screen that works out of the box without much hacking and tweaking at a 4k resolution and a decent refresh rate. Display size from 24" upwards please.

    Thought about the Dell Ultrasharp ones but the reviews are pretty bad (30hz, flickering etc..).
     
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  3. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. I decided to go with the Samsung U28D590D because of the cheap price tag and the 4k@60Hz option. Just ordered it from eBay. Trying to find a proper Mini Display to Display Port cable and i should be welcome to the 4k heaven ;)
     
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    Now you need to get a Panasonic GH4 camera so you can shoot 4K video.
     
  5. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    Depending on if you do photo work, youre getting a TN panel
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    From what I have read you won't get 60 Hz with this display in OS X. There is a link to a review floating around here somewhere.
     
  7. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :eek:

    Lets hope thats an outdated article. Was reading the 60hz option works with a Display Port to Mini Display Port cable, but not through the HDMI cable.
     
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    Posted May 17th 2014 and tested with 10.9.3

    http://www.tekrevue.com/os-x-10-9-3-4k-displays/
     
  9. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    For some reason (likely MST), 4K displays need to have explicit profile support in OS X in order to work correctly. And it takes a while to get that support. The Dell UP2414Q only just started working in 10.9.3 and that monitor has been out since December.
     
  10. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Should have the Samsung in 1-2 days and will let you guys now if i have any of those issues. My work load only requires photoshop / safari / email, so i hope even at 30hz it's do-able and not annoying.
     
  11. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just got the Samsung live for about 20 minutes and the 30Hz is a pain in the ass. Even when typing in the forum i can see the 'lag'. The display port works on 60hz but the left and right side of the screen are completely blur which makes it unusable.
    Will keep the display on my desk for the day but i am already missing my thunderbolt display. Colors look much better on the ACD and overall it feels like better value for the money.
    Also the UHD resolution is unusable as the text is just too small on the screen.
     
  12. h9826790, May 28, 2014
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  13. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks but got the Samsung already ;)
    Just tried the Retina MacBook Pro and the UHD resolutions aren't available. Got it to work with switchRes at 27hz which is an even bigger pain in the a$$.
    Gonna stick to 3008x1692 @30Hz on the Mac Pro for now.
     
  14. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Switched back to the ACD. The Samsung is nothing but a headache for now. Installed 10.9.4 dev seed but no new GPU drivers or anything.
     
  15. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Just off track a bit. How's the 10.9.4 beta? Stable enough for you to recommend the others?
     
  16. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn't experience any changes at all to be honest.
     
  17. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Thanks! Sounds like good enough for me to "feel" it myself.
     
  18. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    The German "Mac & I" magazine has done a review, pairing several 4K displays with several Macs both with OS X 10.9.2 and 10.9.3
    http://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/heft/2014/3/4/

    It's German, but they have summed it up in tables.
    I haven't bought it (don't have a nMP, nor do I want to buy a 4K display), but given the investment a decent 4K display is (and the nMP even more so), I'd say it's a small expenditure comparatively).
     
  19. ABCDEF-Hex macrumors 6502

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    Which 4K ?

    The new Apple 4K.
     
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    I got the Dell UP2414Q yesterday and its really amazing to see the difference! First it only supported 30Hz and that didnt look very well. But I just needed to activate one little Setting: Turn on the function for Displayport 1.2 (MST) with the on screen controls on the Display and BAM you can get the native 3840x2160 or the real retina resolutions like for example 1920x1080hiDPI in full 60Hz right out of the box with 10.9.3 (I use a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15 with Nvidia GT 750M Card btw) It is an 4k Display and has an IPS panel and the colors are also super vivid in my opinion. I had the Apple Thunderbolt Display before but the native resolution was too small for my eyes and the 'fake' HiDPI option with SwitchresX were fine but not perfect for me. And because i couldnt use it with my Microsoft Surface Pro 2... so i will give the Thunderbolt Diplay to my parents. I have to use windows 8 for work and i use my macbook at home, and the Thunderbolt Display couldnt run with the Surface Pro 2, so its nice that i can use one Display, only the Dell, now for both my machines, macbook + surface.

    So, if 24 inch is enough for you thn i can only recommend the Dell UP2414Q. So far i couldnt find anything negative. It got 4K + 60hz out of the box and has no flickering if u ask me. Well, IF you wanna find something negative then maybe only that the Dell doesnt look as fancy from the back as the Apple Display ;)

    Here is a good and long review about the Display in association with Mavericks 10.9.3 btw for more details:

    http://diglloyd.com/articles/Recommended/DellUP2414Q.html
     
  21. Imaginator macrumors regular

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    Samsung has a new 60hz 4K display, 28" for under a grand. That's where I'd put my money, unless anything new comes out Monday.
     
  22. Chris5488 macrumors regular

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    I'm betting on a 4K Thunderbolt Display from Apple :)

    Samsung is already selling the 28" 4K U28D590D @60Hz at 600 dollars.
    Apple using an IPS-panel instead of Samsung's TN should be do-able at Thunderbolt Display's current price-point. Do not forget Apple once announced Retina Displays when no-one thought it was already possible or affordable.

    And then there's also this: http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/02/asus-zenbook-nx500/
    Asus announced a 15.4" notebook equipped with a 4K IPS display able to show 148% of the sRGB spectrum / 108% AdobeRGB / 100% NTSC, all packed in a notebook that's more powerfull than Apple's current Retina Macbook Pro's at only 1899 euro (http://tweakers.net/nieuws/96364/as...zenbook-nx500-notebook-met-4k-scherm-aan.html)...

    Those specs? And such a display? At that price? You can't be serious if you look at those two displays and say "Apple can't build/sell a 4K Display just yet"...

    I'm not saying Apple will announce a 4K display tonight/soon, but they should, and if they do you'd better buy Apple's for your Mac Pro :)
     
  23. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping there's something tonight. Although I'd want a matte anti-glare display if they have one.

    At the moment, I've decided against the TN 4K displays due to people reporting washed out colours, and the Asus one's first batch was faulty in the UK. It had signal loss on display port, and electrical pops.

    Plus the Samsung on has graphical issues on the right side of the screen on Mac Pros.

    So at the moment I'm looking at the 34" LG 34UM95-P, that's a lovely IPS matte display with Thunderbolt 2, big, and has a nice 3440x1440 resolution.
     

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