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Windows 7: 4k monitor

02 Nov 2015   #1
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 
4k monitor

Advice required please. Looking to purchase a 4k monitor which will work at 60Hz for general computing - not into games but apparently these things default to 30Hz and the gain over a conventional 1080 monitor then becomes minimal apparently.

I know my existing graphics card won't power the thing but getting advice from vendors is well - do they know what they are talking about as it's all a bit puffy advice.

Maybe my Win7 x64 will require a jump to Win10. So really I'm confused over this. Maybe the idea just isn't worth it.

Any input would be appreciated.


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02 Nov 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not worth it.
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02 Nov 2015   #3
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Thanks for the input. Guess I was oggling a friends latest iMac although I'm definitely not going down that route. The clarity was great though along with the price!!!!!
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02 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you think it`s worth it, then by all means get one.

Can you post a link ?

Is your current card what you intend to try and use it with, (does it support 4K) or do you intend to upgrade that to an nVidia card ?

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 980

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 980 Ti
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02 Nov 2015   #5
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If you think it`s worth it, then by all means get one.

Can you post a link ?
The screen is worth it but not for the $$$'s and definitely do not wish to go down the iOS road. I use my PC mainly for web design.

A quick review here
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02 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is a review of an imac, I thought you were asking about a 4k monitor
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02 Nov 2015   #7
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
That is a review of an imac, I thought you were asking about a 4k monitor
Apologies, I meant the OSX route. The iMAC has a 4k or is it a 5k monitor. There are several 4k monitors for the PC being advertised, various prices - mixed reviews. Some seem to auto downgrade to 30Hz when you try to enable 2160 instead of 1080. The screen quality then degrades so really there isn't any point. Unless you upgrade your graphics card - again mixed reviews.

The 2 or 3 vendors I've spoken to are, or so it appears, confused. So I was after input from anyone that had real world experience. Is it worthwhile or best just to wait until things mature.
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02 Nov 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Until you get a serious graphics card, I would not even consider a 4k monitor.

I have 2 980 Ti`s and I`m only getting this.

AOC G2460PG 24" G-SYNC 3D-Ready Ultimate Performance Gaming Monitor 1ms (GTG) 144hz DisplayPort Widescreen LED Backlight - Newegg.com

Solarstarshines uses a 4k monitor, but he also uses a 980, maybe you could PM him for some advice.
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02 Nov 2015   #9
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Until you get a serious graphics card, I would not even consider a 4k monitor.

I have 2 980 Ti`s and I`m only getting this.

AOC G2460PG 24" G-SYNC 3D-Ready Ultimate Performance Gaming Monitor 1ms (GTG) 144hz DisplayPort Widescreen LED Backlight - Newegg.com

Solarstarshines uses a 4k monitor, but he also uses a 980, maybe you could PM him for some advice.
Thank you for your input.
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