Looking at a new 2K monitor

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  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #11

    Hi there
    Remember also that if you have too large a screen you will have to sit further away from it. Personally for up to 32 inch screen it really doesn't pay to get a resolution better than 1920 X 1080 (full HD). Any higher resolution is only marginal at typical viewing distances.

    Of course Ultra 4K UHD is magnificent on a 50 - 60 inch screen but you'll need to position the screen some way from in front your nose !!!! .

    Problem also with these types of screens is in the way some programmers have coded the software -- with fixed pixel sizes you'll find some menus etc have really tiny fonts and you can't increase the font sizes. Personally I think programmers who code like that should be left to stay for 3 days in a cold meat store room stark naked !!!!

    Most video cards can drive quite large monitors as it's only the video signals from the graphics that are necessary -- the power for the rest of the electronics required to produce video on the screen comes from the electronics within the monitor / TV itself.

    For example I've no problem with standard HDMI output at 1920 X 1080 from an HP envy laptop driving a 42 inch screen at 1920 X 1080 -- and that's just using the basic laptop's built in video. Any bigger than 42 inch would need me having to do a massive amount of desk re-arranging !!!!!!

    Cheers
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  2. Cr00zng's Avatar
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       #12

    bobkn said:
    The 1050ti is spec'd to run up to 7680x4320 (8k) and 240 Hz refresh rate, although obviously not at the same time. I think that the card is capable of running at the maximums currently supported by DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b.

    I believe that as long as you're not contemplating high resolution game play, the 1050ti should support a 4k or 2k monitor without any issues.

    I'm using a Samsung U28D590D 28" 3820X2160 display. It was one of the earliest relatively inexpensive UHD monitors that supported a 60 Hz refresh rate. (It's only a TN panel, though.) I use the DisplayPort interface. My graphics card is a Maxwell Titan X, which is about the same as a GTX 980ti. (Don't ask why I own such a ridiculous card.) I can't speak to the effectiveness of the 1050ti, but I have never seen a graphics card that gave poor results with static images at any supported resolution.
    AFAICS, the Geforce GTX 1050, non-Ti, supports UHDTV resolution over HDMI inteface...

    My"better half" wanted more "screenestate" and update the 32" BenQ with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution" for something larger. The PC monitors were out of my price range, so added a 40" Samsung UHDTV (3,840 x 2,160) instead at the fraction of the cost. It works just fine in PC mode with minor adjustments...
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
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    Cr00zng said:
    AFAICS, the Geforce GTX 1050, non-Ti, supports UHDTV resolution over HDMI inteface...

    (snip)
    I didn't mean to imply that you can't get UHD through an HDMI interface. The monitor must support HDMI 2.0. Mine does not; only 30 FPS over HDMI. (60 FPS though DisplayPort.) The U28D590D is old tech, on the market for about two years.
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  4. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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       #14

    Just want a few thoughts on this one
    Samsung UE590 U28E590D 27" 28" LED LCD Gaming Monitor 1MS 4K UHD HDMI FreeSync
    I know it is a TN panel but at $400 down from close to a$1000 I thought it was a good buy.

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  5. bobkn's Avatar
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    ICIT2LOL said:
    Just want a few thoughts on this one
    Samsung UE590 U28E590D 27" 28" LED LCD Gaming Monitor 1MS 4K UHD HDMI FreeSync
    I know it is a TN panel but at $400 down from close to a$1000 I thought it was a good buy.

    It's an updated version of my U28D590D. It includes an HDMI 2.0 port, so it can do 60 FPS at UHD over HDMI. (The U28E590D only does 60 FPS through its DisplayPort 1.2.) It also supports FreeSync. Like the U28D590D, it uses an 8 bit panel, but it supports 10 bit color using FRC (temporal dithering). (That's 30 bits altogether for RGB, or a billion colors.)

    $400 is pretty good, especially if those are Australian dollars.
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  6. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Thanks Bobkn I might just give this one a go and yes that is Australain dollars and the RRP on it was originally $965 and I am assuming they are just trying to clear them because they are TN panels where most people are looking for IPS screens but the viewing angles that some make much of an issue of is not a problem for me as I sit in front of the monitor so viewing from the side like I said is not of any importance to me.
    Actually I have an older BenQ 24" as a spare and it is a TN panel and it never bothered me then plus the specs on my GPU state it can support up to 7680x4320 resolution so I might just give this one a try when my tax return comes back LOL!!
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    commodore
       #17

    ICI2LOL said:
    Just want a few thoughts on this one
    Samsung UE590 U28E590D 27" 28" LED LCD Gaming Monitor 1MS 4K UHD HDMI FreeSync
    I know it is a TN panel but at $400 down from close to a$1000 I thought it was a good buy.

    Problem also with these types of screens is in the way some programmers have coded the software -- with fixed pixel sizes you'll find some menus etc have really tiny fonts and you can't increase the font sizes. Personally I think programmers who code like that should be left to stay for 3 days in a cold meat store room stark naked !!!!
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  8. Superfly's Avatar
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    redmaskxux said:
    Problem also with these types of screens is in the way some programmers have coded the software -- with fixed pixel sizes you'll find some menus etc have really tiny fonts and you can't increase the font sizes. Personally I think programmers who code like that should be left to stay for 3 days in a cold meat store room stark naked !!!!
    Well I think it's a bit unfair to accuse programmers if those apps were written for XP or even Win7 for not being Hi-Res - with Win 8 there was just DPI scaling (blurry on 4k but readable) it's only with Win 10 that DPI-awareness became available to cater for the gazillions of pixels.
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