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2019 Apple Cinema Display refresh

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Is that a new iteration of FALD?

    This won't be mine, being an iMac owner. But still, will be interesting to see.
     
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    Yes, I meant to mention ihe iMac angle. If it comes integrated into an iMac I may have to upgrade.
     
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    Sounds like the new Mac Pro is going to be announces at WWDC. I'll be curious if there will be a Mac Mini capable of supporting it as well.
     
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    Is there any reason the current Mini can't support it?
     
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    Many of the rumors speculate that the new monitor will have a 6K – not 5K – display.

    The integrated GPUs in the Minis support UHD/4K resolution on the HDMI output, and on each DisplayPort output. They do not directly support 5K. The way the Mini gets to 5K is by using both DisplayPort outputs to create two DisplayPort sessions within one Thunderbolt 3 connection. Each session supports half of the screen. It's like the old dual-cable setup, just with virtual cables.

    With a 6K display, there would be greater requirements both on the GPU and on the Thunderbolt 3 connection. A dedicated Thunderbolt 3 link should have the necessary bandwidth, but that is no guarantee that the GPU or the Thunderbolt controller chips will support a resolution (6K) that exceeds their design parameters.

    This goes for other Macs, too. Many Macs now support 5K monitors, but it is possible that for most, 6K monitors will be 1K too far. (Perhaps the point in having a 6K monitor, at first, will be to have something that is exclusive to the new Mac Pro.)
     
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