Limited compatibility of the Pro Display XDR with the iMac Pro


According to Apple, the iMac Pro is not able to support the new Pro Display XDR. The reality, however, is a bit more complex.

Imagine that you are a photography professional (for example, but it may be worth it for any other case) and you just spent almost 6,500 Euros, 5,500 at best, on a brand new monitor Pro Display XDR in which to capture the results of your work with the best possible visual quality. We all know how Apple spends them with the quality of its screens, so the investment has been worth it.

A monitor that will form a perfect team with the brown beast of your iMac Pro, until, while you wait for it to arrive, you get to look at the list of compatible apple computers with the Pro Display XDR and you stay stunned to see that yours is not on the list. How is it possible that Apple's star monitor cannot be used with its all-in-one more powerful?

In the technical specifications of the new monitor, Manzana indicates that it is only compatible with iMac of 2019 (both 21.5 inches and 27 inches), the Mac Pro (2019) with module MPX GPU, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019) and the 15.6-inch MacBook Pro (2018), as well as any Mac with a Blackmagic eGPU or Blackmagic eGPU Pro paired through a port Thunderbolt 3.

Yes, the iMac Pro does not appear anywhere.

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So, expecting that the desktop does have outputs Thunderbolt 3, one thinks that in order for the monitor to be compatible with the equipment, it will have to pay an extra and acquire a eGPU of the aforementioned. That is, the price is already going to the stratosphere. We return then to the question before: How is it possible that the Pro Display XDR cannot be used with the iMac Pro? But they are the star products of the range, if they seem to be designed for each other!

Well yes you have already ordered a monitor Pro Display XDR As a couple for your iMac Pro, you can go ahead with the order, because yes you will be able to use them together, although with limitations, hence it does not appear in the official compatibility list.

A user who has both products has tried them together and they work, only we will not be able to fully enjoy the features of the screen, because apparently compatibility will be limited to a 5K resolution instead of enjoying the 6K What does the Pro Display XDR.

Another thing is that it is worth paying what the monitor costs if we are not going to be able to take advantage of all its features, but that already depends on each one.

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