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Using 4K displays and TVs with Mac computers

Learn about using 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with Mac computers.

MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) and Mac Pro (Late 2013) computers can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with OS X or Windows (via Boot Camp). 

4K support on the Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Mac Pro supports 4K displays over both HDMI and Thunderbolt display outputs ports. The following resolutions and refresh rates are supported with the built-in HDMI port:

  • 3840 x 2160 at 30 Hz refresh rate
  • 4096 x 2160 at 24 Hz refresh rate (mirroring is not supported at this resolution)

Mac Pro supports the following DisplayPort displays in 60 Hz operation: 

  • Sharp PN-K321
  • ASUS PQ321Q
These displays default to 30 Hz (instead of 60 Hz) and need to be manually configured to support 60 Hz using the display's built-in controls by enabling MST (multi-stream) mode.
  • For the Sharp PN-K321, you can modify this under Settings > DisplayPort STREAM
  • For the ASUS PQ321Q, you can modify this under OSD menu > Setup > DisplayPort Stream

Note: If your specific DisplayPort display is not listed above, check with the display’s manufacturer for compatibility information.

 
4K support on the MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013)
MacBook Pro supports 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs at the following resolutions and refresh rates with the built-in HDMI port:
  • 3840 x 2160 at 30 Hz refresh rate
  • 4096 x 2160 at 24 Hz refresh rate (mirroring is not supported at this resolution)

 

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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