OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks beta 1: optimization of 4K screens

OS X 10.9.3 beta 1 - OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks bêta 1 : optimisation des écrans 4K

Apple

Posted: March 7 2014
Updated: March 7, 2014

by Maxime

Today, Apple has made available to developers the first beta of the future OS X Mavericks 10.9.3. The company has not brought any big news but it seems that this version includes an interesting improvement for owners of Mac connected to screens 4K.

Indeed, in this beta 1 of OS X 10.9.3, Mac users can now configure their 4K screens natively with their computer to obtain a better resolution. To give you an idea, the rendering is similar to the quality of a screen of MacBook Pro Retina with standard Retina resolution or even a iPad Retina.

OS X 10.9.3 beta 1 - OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks beta 1: optimization of 4K screensThe screen thus displays double the pixels in the same space (twice the resolution), in order to provide the user with an even sharper display. Before this update, Mac users connected to such screens had a less than optimal graphics experience.

Finally, the new version of the OS will offer a change in refresh rate from the current 24 Hz / 30 Hz to 60 Hz. Apple therefore wishes to improve the display which was, according to Steve Jobs, one of the most important points of the very first Mac when it was released, thanks to a reworked typography.