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Pro Display XDR on windows

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Hey guys, just had a small question -- you guys know how PCs don't exactly play nice with the Pro Display XDR?

I was just thinking -- assuming that in bootcamp, you can mess with brightness settings, why can't you use boot camp display drivers on a PC to get the XDR's full functionality (brightness control, proofing modes, etc.)?

Would any of you say that it's practically or theoretically possible?

If anyone's tested this, tell me how it went!

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The chances of someone here having a Pro XDR display here are slim to none. Try asking Apple forum.

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If one could get the proper drivers to install correctly on a PC, it could theoretically work. 

 

But if anyone can afford the ProDisplay XDR, they can afford a Mac. 

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its how apple has made the drivers for it, it is also why some of LG monitors don't work well on windows, apple uses custom time controllers and drivers to get things like 5k working over a single thunderbolt cable.

also to say the least it has been ripped into by monitor testers and many of apples claims about how it is so competitive to the Sony monitor fall flat.

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4 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

If one could get the proper drivers to install correctly on a PC, it could theoretically work. 

 

But if anyone can afford the ProDisplay XDR, they can afford a Mac. 

Maybe they want the display but not a Mac?

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And there's no drivers so you actually have to buy a Mac to use the damn thing. Better off buying a proper display that follows standards and has a few buttons for settings ;)

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1 minute ago, Curious Pineapple said:

Maybe they want the display but not a Mac?

Makes 0 sense to me. Just get the HDR monitor featured in LTTs latest video.

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Just now, Curious Pineapple said:

And there's no drivers so you actually have to buy a Mac

Except there are drivers.....When a Mac dualboots Windows 10 with Bootcamp Apple installs their own drivers so you can still run the ProDisplay XDR. The main problem with the ProDisplay XDR is that Macs are the only thing with the display compression needed to run a 6K display off a single cable. 

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On 5/17/2020 at 4:32 PM, DrMacintosh said:

Except there are drivers.....When a Mac dualboots Windows 10 with Bootcamp Apple installs their own drivers so you can still run the ProDisplay XDR. The main problem with the ProDisplay XDR is that Macs are the only thing with the display compression needed to run a 6K display off a single cable. 

I see; I thought all the new navi cards supported DSC from the start.

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