Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Jun 2017 22:06 UTC
Mac OS X

macOS High Sierra will deliver new video and graphics technologies that will lay the groundwork for even more improvements to macOS down the line, according to Apple. The big additions in High Sierra include Apple File System (APFS), support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), and an all-new version of Metal - simply called Metal 2 - which will allow Apple's advanced graphics tech to power even more Mac apps, including machine learning and VR-based content.

Apple also mentioned that macOS' window manager will run on Metal 2. As always, be sure to take a peek at Apple's official High Sierra page.

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project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

I wish I knew what it was.

It's an integrated Intel "GPU" not a discrete one.

Full screen on an external monitor 4K (scaled) using Thunderbolt DisplayPort ...

.. If I kill apps it doesn't improve. If I power cycle it runs better.

Yet my cheap Thinkpad connected to the same monitor with works fine with player on Linux.

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Mac Book Airs run at very low resolutions (1440 x 900) which is slightly easier than 4K (scaled or not)

However, they should be able to run 4K content as well: "Intel HD Graphics 6000
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colors."

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cranfordio Member since:
2005-11-10

That is strange. I have a late 2013 13" MacBook Pro that only has Intel graphics hooked up to a Dell 4K display and I can watch 4K video with no problem. Sounds like something else on your computer is causing the issue.

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