Windows 10 support for 5K iMac resolution?

v654321

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Aug 6, 2011
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All,

I am planning on doing away with my late 2013 13" retina MacBook Pro that is hooked up to a 27" Thunderbolt display and swapping it out for a 27" 5K iMac that was just released.

I typically run MacOS X and Windows side by side (I have no strong preference but do appreciate the significant snappiness of Windows 10.

Can anybody confirm/disconfirm that Windows 10 properly supports the 5K iMac resolution in a way that is similar to "Best for Retina" on the iMac? Is scaling working correctly and is the text, icons and just overall user interface as sharp and smooth as it is on Mac OS X? I'm asking the question because I read a couple of days ago that only 4K resolution was supported in Windows 10 but I may be missing things.

Basically what I want to know is whether Windows 10 with its HiDPI support will have the same "Best for Retina" screen real estate and sharpness as Mac OS X.

I would appreciate any help on this topic.
 

v654321

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Aug 6, 2011
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Vilvoorde, Belgium
I don't see what the problem is. I have ordered and received a late 2015 27" 5K iMac with 395/i5/512GB SSD and I just installed Windows 8.1 on it via Bootcamp. After this I did the official upgrade to Windows 10. Both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 support the full native resolution of the display (image attached) and although 200% scaling doesn't work everywhere in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 handles the scaling extremely well. There is the occasional glitch but overall it seems to work perfectly find. I even dare to say the quality is - from what I can see - exactly the same as the "Best for Retina" option in MacOS X.

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jerwin

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Is this only the late 2015 5k macs, or is there hope for late 2014 5k retina?