- Sep 17, 2015
- Asus H170 Pro Gaming
- GTX 1060
- Mobile Phone
Really nice, maybe I will switch from GTX 1060 to RX 480 then
Every 5K monitor at the market right now needs 2 cables, since Displayport 1.2 only supports 4k resolutions at max. So it has two signals which the GPU merges to one 5K display – and that right here is the difficulty with a hackintosh, because at default it actually shows two different monitors in the settings, each at QHD resolution. You need to find the switch hidden deep within the drivers. And since these monitors are pretty niche, bug fixes are not a priority for Apple, Nvidia or AMD.
The only exception is the LG 5K monitor officially advertised by Apple with one thunderbolt cable, but thunderbolt is in turn nearly non-present in the PC market.
My RX580 card has Displayport 1.4 connections which even support up to 8K/60Hz with only one cable, but there's no DP 1.4 monitor in the market yet.
1. Dual boot is possible, but not quite exactly how you describe. You need a helper card defined as primary GPU in order to boot macOS, in my case it's the iGPU. It's hooked up via HDMI to my TV, since my mainboard doesn't have DP and the Dell only has DP inputs. So I can only see the POST screen (and Clover) if I turn on the TV. I can select Windows from there. No problems with Windows after this.
You're more lucky if your mainboard has DP, so you could connect your mDP cable to that.
2. Yes, exactly. I just push the button on the PC and it boots straight to 5K without further actions. I just don't have the POST screen on the Dell and only on TV, but since I boot 99% to macOS, it doesn't bother me.
Really good for you, the mouse pointer bug was unbearable for me – I couldn't get rid of it. Whether I used hot corner sleep or screensaver or deactivated the shaking mouse feature, the mouse pointer bug occured in the next minute.Yes my mobo has DP, so I can definitely do that. If I ever feel like going to AMD. I feel ok with my 1060, the boot cycle doesn't bother me, neither the pointer bug (I managed to have it only at boot and rarely, like once every 3/4h, and with an hot corner I fix it)