How to choose a wide monitor ?


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    How to choose a wide monitor ?


    I currently run an EVGA Geoforce GTX 950sc with a 24" acer monitor. I have often wondered about upsizing my monitor to a wide screen such as this LG https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1A&ignorebbr=1, but I am unsure if my graphics card would be capable of operating the monitor at the 2560x1080 resolution.
    Checking specs on my graphics card nowhere does it state max resolution. So my question is just how do you pair up a graphics card with a new monitor ?

    P.S. I understand that Nvidia and AMD have competing schemes, also I am aware that this example monitor is capable of 75Hz refresh rate while my graphics card would I think max out at 59-60Hz. Note sure if that an issue.

    Just found the graphics card specs.
    • 240Hz Max Refresh Rate
    • Max Analog: 2048x1536
    • Max Digital: 4096x2160

    On my card I have 1 DVI-I, 3 Display ports, and 1 HDMI connectors. So I'm confused about the Max Analog of 2048x1536 spec. aren't these all digital outputs?

    Looks like the analog must be referring to the DVI dual link connector.
    So can I answer my own question by saying I need a monitor with HDMI or display port inputs with up to 4096x2160 resolution ?
    Last edited by smalltown; 30 Oct 2018 at 11:28.
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    Shouldn't be a problem. Here's a snip from Ars Technica on that card's max resolution:

    How to choose a wide monitor ?-image.png

    Here's a link to the whole article, should you wish more info. Nvidia's GTX 950 is a highly capable, good-value GPU for 1080p gaming.
    HTH,
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    Thank you Ed !
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    You're welcome. The forums are here to help!
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    "Looks like the analog must be referring to the DVI dual link connector."
    Not correct, DVI-I does contain analogue connections, which has nothing to do with Dual Link which is the digital part of it.
    That is what it says Max Analogue.

    The Max digital capability is probably with DisplayPort rather than HDMI.
    You need to check exactly with the Graphics Card manufacturer.

    Whilst the video chipset GPU may have a maximum digital capability, the reality is what each digital output port is capable of in any given Graphics Card. The version of HDMI and DisplayPort that is supported.

    Again check exactly what with the Graphics Card manufacturer.

    So assuming you refer to this:
    https://www.evga.com/products/specs/...6-6f38e9cde6f2
    What is listed is max for each separately, which does not mean all together. That can be misleading, and indeed is.
    HDMI 2.0, max 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz
    DisplayPort 1.2, max 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz, can be up to 75 Hz.
    I have just used 60 HZ as a reasonable standard.
    Thus DisplayPort is your best option.

    References:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort
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