Using an imac for a monitor

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has anyone tried using a thunderbolt adapter to use an imac as a gaming monitor for the show 20? My 4k Sony TV isn't pushing out good frame rate to play online games smooth. I can play offline great on it, but online I can't keep up with the pitching. I do however have a 2018 imac. Does the thunderbolt cable work well enough to use my imac as a gaming monitor? And if so any tips on the cable to buy and settings to use?

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The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

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@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

Then why is it better to use a gaming monitor over a TV?

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@nos_4_a2_ said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

Then why is it better to use a gaming monitor over a TV?

Input lag if your TV does not have game mode. Most monitors dont have all the additional features that slows down the operations to present cinematic pictures and so on. So you dont have to worry about the input lag.

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I think the OP is talking about refresh rates and yes the lightning port will push the max that the ps4 will put it out with plenty of room to spare. The issue that you might have Is whether the hdmi lightning adapter is compatible with the ps4. I would imagine it is but you’d have to try it and find out. I have a Thunderbolt Display too but have never used it like that.

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@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@nos_4_a2_ said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

Then why is it better to use a gaming monitor over a TV?

Input lag if your TV does not have game mode. Most monitors dont have all the additional features that slows down the operations to present cinematic pictures and so on. So you dont have to worry about the input lag.

My tv does have game mode. But playing from offline to online is a clear difference

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Using an imac for a monitor:

I think the OP is talking about refresh rates and yes the lightning port will push the max that the ps4 will put it out with plenty of room to spare. The issue that you might have Is whether the hdmi lightning adapter is compatible with the ps4. I would imagine it is but you’d have to try it and find out. I have a Thunderbolt Display too but have never used it like that.

so I imagine its worth a try eh. Thanks

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@nos_4_a2_ said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

Then why is it better to use a gaming monitor over a TV?

Love my gaming monitor...

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@nos_4_a2_ said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@nos_4_a2_ said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

Then why is it better to use a gaming monitor over a TV?

Input lag if your TV does not have game mode. Most monitors dont have all the additional features that slows down the operations to present cinematic pictures and so on. So you dont have to worry about the input lag.

My tv does have game mode. But playing from offline to online is a clear difference

Yes, that is how it is. No monitor will make playing online like playing offline. Unfortunately.

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@nos_4_a2_ said in Using an imac for a monitor:

@ChuckCLC said in Using an imac for a monitor:

The PS4 doesnt push out good framerates dude. 60 is the best it can do, and i doubt many games developed in the last couple years have came close to that. Especially this one. The hardware is way behind right now. Best thing to do is wait for the PS5. Then hardware will be ahead for a couple years.

Then why is it better to use a gaming monitor over a TV?

Because Monitors dont come with the added cinematic features that TV Monitors do. A TV monitor in game mode eliminates that extra stuff causing less lag. And obviously a monitor doesnt have all that stuff to begin with. TV's and Gaming monitors use the the same panels, monitors, these days, it is just what is added to them that makes a difference.

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