Boot Camp updated with Studio Display drivers for Windows
Following Apple’s Studio Display announcement earlier this month, some users wondered if the new monitor would be compatible with Windows. The company later confirmed that Studio Display works on Windows and has now updated Boot Camp with Studio Displays drivers for Microsoft’s operating system.
Boot Camp 6.1.17, which is now available to users, adds support for the new Studio Display when using Windows through Boot Camp – which is Apple’s solution for installing and running Windows natively on a Mac. According to the release notes, the update also brings updated drivers for GPUs from AMD and Intel.
However, although you can connect a Studio Display to a Mac or PC running Windows, there are some limitations. Features like Center Stage, Spatial Audio, and “Hey, Siri” voice command only work with macOS.
Apple says Windows identifies the Studio Display as a regular display, and the built-in webcam, microphones, and speakers also work with Windows. The company also notes that while the display features a 5K 60Hz panel, resolution and refresh rate may vary depending on computer hardware.
To update Boot Camp drivers on your Mac, click the Start menu while running Windows, then open the Apple Software Update tool.
It’s worth noting that, at least for now, Boot Camp remains available only for Macs with Intel processors. Macs with an Apple Silicon chip can only run Windows through virtual machines with software like Parallels.
Apple Studio Display is now available for sale with prices starting at $1599 depending on configuration.
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