- May 16, 2016
- Asus Prime Z370-A II-1001
- RX 5700
- Mobile Phone
Oh wait! is there new 5k displays on the market? Last time I checked there was one from Dell (ugly as hell) then got out of the market heheMaybe I am missing something, but I don't understand this issue about 2 DP 1.2 connections. The LG UltraFine 5K has only one Thunderbolt port, which is used for video and audio input, and for sending FaceTime camera stream back to the Mac. If the Mac is a laptop, that cable can charge the laptop as well.
So it is impossible to connect 2 DP cables.
However, the reason why Designare Z390 cannot drive two LG UltraFine 5K monitors is because it has only one DP 1.4 input, as you already pointed out.
But there are other 5K monitors on the market that have DP 1.4 connectors instead of Thunderbolt (some have both). Because AMD RX580 and Vega have 2 DP 1.4 connectors, you should be able to drive two 5K monitors using two DP 1.4 cables.
Some additional information from Apple regarding the LG UltraFine: