Hoe kan ik een Mac M1 op BenQ monitoren aansluiten?

Zijn BenQ monitoren compatibel met Apple Mac M1?


Sinds Apple de nieuwe M1-chip heeft geïntroduceerd, hebben we bij BenQ een groot aantal vragen en verzoeken ontvangen met betrekking tot compatibiliteit en connectiviteit tussen Mac M1 en BenQ monitoren. We hebben de meest gestelde vragen hieronder weergegeven. Als u uw specifieke vraag over Mac M1 niet kunt vinden, neem dan contact op met BenQ Support.

a man using a mac pro M1 connecting with a BenQ PD monitor for designer work

Do BenQ monitors work with Mac M1?

Yes. We strongly recommend connecting BenQ monitors to Mac M1 directly via HDMI or Thunderbolt 3/4 (USB-C) in order to maintain consistent performance.

BenQ has a series of monitors that support M1-based Mac Mini and MacBook Pro laptops, so you can select one of those to achieve the connectivity you need. Take a look below for links to the right monitor models.


Why is my BenQ monitor locked at 4K 30Hz/2K 60Hz or not showing 4K 60Hz/2K 144Hz when connected to a Mac M1?


The new M1 CPU platform from Apple may cause the resolution and refresh rate to be limited to 4K 30Hz when connected via USB-C. In order to fix this compatibility issue, a new firmware update is needed for the monitor. The new updated firmware will launch by the end of May 2021. Other connections such as DisplayPort and HDMI do not have this issue.  


Again, the resolution and refresh rate being limited to 4K 30Hz results from a compatibility issue limited to USB-C when connected to an M1-based device. A new firmware version will be available by the end of May 2021 to resolve this issue, which doesn't affect DisplayPort and HDMI. We recommend using these two connection types until the new firmware arrives.  


Apple M1 devices with Thunderbolt 3/4 connections to monitors may exhibit a resolution and refresh rate lock to 4K 30Hz. Make sure you have the latest MacOS version with all the newest updates to resolve this issue, which is caused by an out of date operating system version. 


We tested macOS 11.5 beta 2 which can solve the issue. We expect Apple will release the official 11.5 version to solve this in the near future.


The new M1 CPU platform from Apple may cause the resolution and refresh rate to be limited to QHD 60Hz when connected via DisplayPort and USB-C. In order to fix this compatibility issue, a new firmware update is needed for the monitor. The updated firmware will launch by the end of April 2021. Other connections such as HDMI do not have this issue. 

If there's any further question concerning this issue, please contact BenQ Support.

My BenQ monitor doesn’t support USB-C. Can it connect to an M1 MacBook via a Thunderbolt 3/4 (USB-C) to DisplayPort or HDMI adapter?

If your BenQ monitor uses HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort for video output => input, it will work with any properly-certified and made USB-C to DisplayPort or HDMI adapters. But in order to get the best experience, we suggest you buy Thunderbolt 3/4 (or USB-C Alt Mode) compatible monitors.

What cables provide the best performance for Mac M1?

We recommend connecting your monitor directly to Mac M1 via HDMI or Thunderbolt 3/4 (USB-C)  to ensure the best performance. Make sure your monitors support either of these connection types.

Are Palette Master Ultimate (PMU) and Palette Master Element (PME) supported on Apple M1/M2?

Yes, both the newly-released PMU and PME work on Apple M1/M2 devices via Rosetta 2. Download the latest PMU and PME versions from our official site.

Is Paper Color Sync supported on Apple M1?

We've released a new version of PCS to support the M1 platform via Rosetta. Please download the latest version from the BenQ website.

Is Display Pilot supported on Apple M1

The DesignVue PD series currently supports the Apple M1 platform natively when using Display Pilot version or later. However, one limitation is that Mac Mini/Macbook M1 Pro cannot sync with monitors when using an HDMI port. We recommend connecting the monitor via the Thunderbolt 3/4 (USB-C) port if using Display Pilot is important to your workflow.
Please download Display Pilot and other drivers & software here: Download 

Do I need to use Rosetta or Rosetta 2 on Apple M1 devices with support for BenQ software?

Display Pilot: When using the latest Display Pilot version, BenQ DesignVue PD series monitors natively support the Apple M1 platform and do not require the installation of Rosetta virtualization and emulation software.

PME (Palette Master Element) and PCS (Paper Color Sync) both support M1 devices via Rosetta2, so users need to install Rosetta 2 if not installed yet. This does not affect normal usage.

For more detail, please refer to the Apple FAQ link :



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