Will the 13" MBPr work well with the upcoming 4K displays?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, May 3, 2014.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I have a 2.6 GHz Haswell i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 13" MBPr.

    I use an external monitor a lot, but will buy a 4K display as soon as Dell or Apple comes out with one.

    Will my computer work with a 4K display?
     
  2. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    From rumors I've heard it should work with changes Apple is expected to make in the next OS update (10.9.3).
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Currently, the 13" rMBP, 15" rMBP and nMPs support 4K, 3840x2160/30Hz or 4096x2160/24Hz.

    The 10.9.3 update enables 3840x2160/60Hz support in the 15" rMBP and nMP. I'm not sure about this for the 13" rMBP, however.

    In Boot Camp, the 15" rMBP and nMP can support 3840x2160/60Hz after downloading the latest drivers from NVIDIA or AMD respectively.
     
  4. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Currently only the rMBP with nvidia 750 supports 4k 60hz
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What is the primary difference between 30Hz and 60Hz?

    From a quick google search I found that my 13" will probably not include 4k 60Hz only 30Hz :(
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    30Hz and 60Hz are the refresh rates of the display.

    30Hz is half-baked and it means that it's only capable of supporting a maximum framerate of 30 FPS, as the screen refreshes 30 times per second.

    60Hz is all right and it means it can handle a maximum framerate of 60 FPS.
     

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