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Apple clears up more doubts about the graphics capability of the new MacBook Pro

El nuevo MacBook Pro de 13 pulgadas tiene la máxima velocidad de Thunderbolt 3 en todos sus puertos

I recently talked to you about the possibilities of the new MacBook Pro with external displays, because more than one person will have the idea of using a business notebook on a desktop. Well, we need to talk more about that, because Apple has given MacRumors more details about that external display support.

Apple clears up more doubts about the graphics capability of the new MacBook Pro
Apple clears up more doubts about the graphics capability of the new MacBook Pro

Apparently there are differences between DisplayPort standard compatibility depending on which MacBook Pro model you have. If you choose the 13-inch with the Touch Bar, you’ll have support for DisPlayPort 1.2, while the 15-inch has support for DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4.

That’s because the 15-inch MacBook Pro supports High-Bit Rate 3 signals thanks to the dedicated Radeon Pro graphics card, and the direct effect is that you can support 2 5K displays at 60Hz each in a single joint signal. You can also have up to four 4K displays connected.

On a technical level this could also mean that Apple could activate the support for 8K displays in the future (the 15-inch MacBook Pro could use it with the Display Stream Compression Standard from VESA), although Apple doesn’t specify anything about that.

In the case of the 13-inch model there is “only” support for one 5K or two 4K displays, because Intel’s integrated graphics only work with High-Bit Rate 2 signals. And of course, here we can’t even dream of using 8K displays in the future. The bottom line is that if you want to use two 5K displays with the new MacBook Pro, it’s best to go straight for the 15-inch model.

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