What scaled resolutions are available to use on this monitor?

  • Asked by James L from Chicago

3 Answers from the Community

  • The normal resolution options are: 1504x846 1920x1080 2304x1296 2560x1440 3008x1692 with "Default for display" being 1920x1080 However, by holding down the option key when you select the "Scaled" radio button, you then have the following resolutions available: 3840x2160 3360x1890 3200x1800 3008x1692 2560x1440 2304x1296 2048x1152 1920x1080 1680x945 1600x900 1504x846 1280x720 1152x648 which is a lot!

    • Answered by Michael R from New York
  • Since I can’t edit my review I thought I would add this here. In my review I said I use the native resolution. That is incorrect. I am scaling to 2304X1296 which seems perfect as far as UI, screen real estate and sharpness. I have the LG 24” connected to a 2018 Mac Mini with 32GB of RAM.

    • Answered by Michael B from Eureka
  • The timings supported by the display are listed in the manual which you can download from the LG website. Scaled resolutions in MacOS work be scaling a frame buffer to a base resolution. The base resolution is usually the max resolution of the display (3840x2160 in this case). The display only affects the base resolution and the timings. The scaled resolution refers to the dimensions of the frame buffer. These are created by the graphics drivers so it depends on the macOS version and the GPU that the display is connected to (Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have different frame buffer max sizes). Scaled resolutions can be smaller (1920x1080) or larger (5120x2880) than the base resolution. Scaled resolutions that are larger than a certain size also give a Retina (HiDPI or "Looks like") resolution. For example, a 5120x2880 scaled resolution also gives a 2560x1440 HiDPI resolution. When using a HiDPI resolution, UI elements are drawn twice as high and twice as wide as usual. You can see both low resolutions (non-HiDPI) and HiDPI resolutions by holding the Option key and clicking "Scaled" in the Displays preferences. You can add scaled resolutions and change the base resolution using a program like SwitchResX.

    • Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley