external monitor with 2019 mbp 2560 or 3840 res?

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mattspace
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Re: external monitor with 2019 mbp 2560 or 3840 res?

Chester McCheeserton wrote:

What makes zero sense to me is how the monitor could appear sharper with the 2012 then the 2019 machine.

That sounds like the (I assume) newer version of macOS on the 2016 is sending a resampled screen buffer to the display, possibly rendering to a larger resolution and scaling down. If the monitors preferences (I think holding down option gives you more detailed scaling options) isn't giving you the native resolution as an option, you could try SwitchResX to get access to options the system doesn't provide.

The other question, is what's the physical connection - are you using different cables or adapters to connect a display to a Thunderbolt 3 equipped mac, vs the Thunderbolt 1 or 2 of the 2012?

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