As outlined in an Apple support document, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro features an adjustable refresh rate.

For professional workflows such as video editing, for example, Apple notes that you can set the refresh rate of the display to match the frame rate of the video you are editing or viewing, with 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, and 60 Hz options. This functionality is not available on previous MacBook Pro models.

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Apple says to choose a refresh rate that divides evenly into the frame rate of your content. For example, if the video you are viewing is 24 frames per second, select the 48 Hz refresh rate.

The refresh rate can be adjusted under System Preferences > Displays. Press and hold the Option key and select the Scaled button and the refresh rate dropdown menu will appear. Apple recommends switching back to the default 60Hz refresh rate after viewing or editing the video content.

The max refresh rate remains 60Hz.

(Thanks, Chris Weaver!)

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Top Rated Comments

Saipher Avatar
37 months ago
Hopefully next year we’ll see Macs with 120hz screens, FaceID and WiFi 6.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northgrove Avatar
37 months ago
A bit surprising that Macs at this price point hasn't got 120 Hz displays yet.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smartbot Avatar
37 months ago
Why don't they just automatically adjust this in the software (similar to the iPad Pro)? I don't know why you have to set it yourself...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
37 months ago

With the neglect Apple continues to show for the MBP (and Mac in general), I am not holding my breath. Would be nice but more like 2021 at best. This should have had 10th CPUs in it
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Intel hasn’t released them yet. Next summer, Comet Lake.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IPPlanMan Avatar
37 months ago

Hopefully next year we’ll see Macs with 120hz screens, FaceID and WiFi 6.
The omission of WiFi 6 is surprising given that it’s on the iPhone, but the 720P FaceTime Camera is an embarrassment.

It’s also worth noting that the iMac still uses Bluetooth 4.2 and the 720P FaceTime Camera. If you want Bluetooth 5.0 then you need to get the iMac Pro, but as a bonus you get a 1080P FaceTime Camera.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IPPlanMan Avatar
37 months ago

The iMac Pro doesn’t feature Bluetooth 5 either. It still only has 4.2
From the iMac Pro Tech Specs Page:
Bluetooth

* Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology



ead my mind!

Do you think this have to do with the thin screen? (See the horrible bump in the iPhone)
Hard to say. Apple deliberately drags on certain specs. It makes no sense.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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