CAC-1170 with MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2013

Updated 5 days ago in Adapters and Cables
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I own a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2013 [1] and bought a Dell U2718Q Monitor 4k [2].

My MacBook has a single HDMI 1.4 port (that support 4k display at max 30Hz, [3]) and two Thunderbolt 2 ports, that can support Mini DisplayPort 1.2 adapters [4].

I want to buy the CAC-1170 adapter [5] that can convert Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0, as my monitor support HDR in the HDMI 2.0 port.

Do you guys know if I could get the 3840×2160 at 60Hz with this CAC-1170 adapter on my configuration? Or what could be the maximum resolution that I can get with this adapter on my configuration?


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Good day malucelli,

Although Apple states that Mac Book Pro late 2013 should be able to output 4K at 60Hz over the Thunderbolt 2, htis link does worry me a bit:
That states it cannot. I suppose it all depends if the Graphics Chip inside can do it … which CPU / Integrated Graphics is in your system?

The CAC-1170 adapter will convert DP 1.2 signal into HDMI 2.0 signal at max 4K 60Hz, but that singal does need to come out of your system first …
CAC-1170 does not support HDR by the way.

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