Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015, 09:48
Category: Hardware, MacBook Pro, News
Hook the new 15-inch MacBook Pro up to an impressive 4K TV and it will rock.
Apple officially confirmed that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro can support a 4K display at a full resolution of 4096×2160 at 60Hz and is also the first to support 5K displays.
The support for higher resolutions appears to be related to the switch to AMD graphics in the new machine. Apple’s new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2015) comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M370X that is reportedly up to 80 percent faster than previous generations. Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros released earlier in the year come with Intel Iris Graphics 6100.
The new 15-inch MacBook is also the first to support 5K displays using a dual-cable DisplayPort setup. Apple first introduced official support for 5K displays back in April alongside its OS X 10.10.3 update, but at the time only listed Mac Pro (Late 2013) and iMacs as supported. So far the only 5K display officially supported by Apple with these machines is Dell’s new UP2715K 27-inch 5K display.
As always, there’s something to be said for a nifty graphics card.