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Question: LG 27" On Mac Pro 2013 Quad Core Question

I am looking to buy one of the new LG 27" 5K monitor they sell at the Apple store and was wondering if the D300 2GIG video cards that came with my Mac Pro will support the 5K display? I have read in some forums that the current video card I have will only support 4K and others say that apple did offer 5K support with this cards?


I have also read the the Dell UP2715K will work if you use the dual thunderbolt cable setup? I would like to go with the LG because it has the camera and is setup to integrate with the mac software like the older mac displays.


I currently have a Mac 27" 2K thunderbolt display installed in my system which is a beautiful display, but looking at the 5K option. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I looked on the mac forums on the LG 27" connections and it looks like it does not support dual cable connection, so I am thinking I won't be able to get 5K video with the dual D300 video cards I currently have?


Ron

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I read the article as saying that for 5K on a 2013 Mac Pro you need to connect two Thunderbolt ports to the 5K monitor

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Nov 14, 2017 1:57 PM in response to ronbak In response to ronbak

Display Support

  • Connect up to:
    • Three 5K displays
    • Six Thunderbolt displays

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Mac Pro (Late 2013) - Technical Specifications

Originally, this model reportedly supported as many as three 4K displays or six Thunderbolt displays. However, on June 16, 2015, without updating the graphics cards themselves, Apple quietly increased the official support to as many as three 5K displays (5120x2880) -- two using Thunderbolt 2 ports and one using the HDMI port. The support for as many as six 2560x1600 displays using all six Thunderbolt 2 ports remained unchanged.

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https://everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/specs/mac-pro-quad-core-3.7-xeon-e5-g ray-black-cylinder-late-2013-specs.html

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Nov 14, 2017 2:11 PM in response to Grant Bennet-Alder In response to Grant Bennet-Alder

I read that article, but will it support 5K using a single thunderbolt cable? According to how that was written, it should? Or do I have to connect it to the HDMI port?


I think I will just take my unit with me and try it on a demo monitor before I pull the trigger and buy one. Thanks for the information sir.


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Nov 14, 2017 2:33 PM in response to ronbak In response to ronbak

One of the questions/answers for the Apple-sold 5K LG monitor states:

Will this be compatible with the Mac Pro (2013)?



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Best Answer:The LG UltraFine 5K Display requires a compatible Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or later. (macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later is recommended.)
You can use the LG UltraFine 5K Display with these Mac models:
5120 x 2880 @ 60Hz
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
With the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable, you can use the LG UltraFine 5K Display at 4K and lower resolutions with these Mac models:
3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Mac Pro (Late 2013)*
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) and later
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2014) and later
iMac (Retina, 27-inch, Late 2014) and later
iMac (Retina, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
3200 x 1800 @ 60Hz
Mac mini (Late 2014)*


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