I ordered a Spectrum with the USB-C cable from Eve, to make sure everything is compatible.
I’m on a 2019 16" MacBook Pro on Monterey and with the USB-C I only get max. 60Hz refresh.
I know that people get the 120 Hz with there Apple USB-C Thunderbolt 3 cable, with it officially supporting HBR. Does the Eve cable not support that? It didn’t say so … I have to admit. But I understood that if I would ordere official cable from Eve, it would support the monitor fully.
Yes, I updated to 105. I have seen people with 144 hz using DP and M1 machines but i have tried HDMI 2.1 and DP over USB-C using AMD RX 6900 XT and had no luck. At this point I guess it’s either just an OS limitation or I explicitly have to use full size DP on monitor side.
I actually need to correct this, because I tested with another (Philips) 4k 144hz display, and it can actually support 4k120Hz over USB-C with my 2019 16" MBP (has an AMD graphics card built-in). It’s a bit confusing because they only list maximum monitor resolutions at 60Hz, but the computer can drive it to 4k 120Hz on USB-C. My Eve Spectrum running firmware 104 only shows up to 60Hz. I don’t know if there’s a practical difference, I haven’t been able to really test if animations are rendered at 120Hz.
Intel-based MBPs can do more than 60Hz. However, Apple made some change in Big Sur that broke higher refresh rates for a lot of people and it’s been unreliable since.
I don’t see Apple spending any time fixing this. All of their products have moved onto Apple Silicon chips, and that’s where their focus is. They won’t want to fix any Intel-related problems unless they have a significant impact, and high refresh rates are not something that Apple see as a priority (especially given that their own displays are 60Hz only).