Macs and 4K 120Hz displays compatibility list

Following is the compatibilty list between various Macs and various 4k 120+ Hz displays.

Why?

Because Apple is not eager to share this kind of info themselves.

Will this list be updated?

Yes! I am starting this list with what I personally encountered, but hope for your contributions to expand it.

Why isn’t my Mac and/or display on the list?

Send a PR! Read the contribution guidelines at the end.

Why is my display listed red, even though I can use it just fine?

This list is about supporting full 4k resolution (3840×2160) at 120Hz only! Green icon means this Mac can work with that display at 4k and 120Hz. Red icon means it works, but in compromised settings (60 Hz, 1440p resolution).

The list

Mac mini 2018

Acer NITRO XV3 (XV273K Pbmiipphzx)

MacBook Air (Retina, 13”, 2018)

Acer NITRO XV3 (XV273K Pbmiipphzx)

MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2019)

Acer NITRO XV3 (XV273K Pbmiipphzx)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) w/ Radeon Pro 560X

Acer NITRO XV3 (XV273K Pbmiipphzx)
LG UltraGear 27GN950-B
LG UltraGear 34GN850-B (1440p @ 144Hz)
ASUS XG27UQ

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) w/ Radeon Pro 5300M

Acer NITRO XV3 (XV273K Pbmiipphzx)

Macbook Pro (16-inch, 2019) w/ Radeon 5500M

ASUS XG27UQ
Acer Predator XB3 (XB273K GP)

iMac (2020) w/ Radeon 5700XT

Asus PA32UCG

Mac mini (M1, 2020)

Acer NITRO XV3 (XV273K Pbmiipphzx)
Acer Predator XB3 (XB273K GP)
Acer Predator X27 (X27 bmiphzx)
LG UltraGear 27GN950-B

MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

ASUS PG27UQ
LG UltraGear 27GN950-B

How to contribute?

If you have a combination of 4k monitor with 120+ Hz refresh rate and a Mac that’s not listed here, please open a PR (don’t worry about graphics/icons, I can add those myself).

Some guidelines. Please DO report:

Please DON’T report:

When opening a PR, please attach screenshots like these two. First one shows the exact model of your Mac and its GPU. Second one shows your display model and resolution it is working in.

I hope this effort ends up useful.

Also see Time to upgrade your monitor.

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