[plug] hi res video

Garry garbuck at westnet.com.au
Fri Mar 18 21:52:10 UTC 2016

Hi Kevin,

I've got a MSI GForce GTX980Ti Gaming. It supports up to 4 monitors, 4k 
is supported with the 3 x DisplayPort and 1 x HDMI v2 ports. You can use 
any combination of ports (including DVIDL or vga) but only the DP and 
HDMI v2 supports 4k. I'm pretty sure you can have one monitor in 
portrait and one landscape but haven't tried it.

So you have to have at least one monitor with DisplayPort and/or one on 
HDMI v2 with 4k. I'd have to look it up to see if HDMI v1.2/1.3/1.4 
supports 4k, he needs to check what his monitor supports.. So if his 
monitors have DisplayPort, I think he'll be fine.

The card will support V1.x too, but the high end cards have HDMI v2.

Other model cards can have different combinations of ports.

If he wants more grunt for CAD or something he can always add a second 
card for SLI, but $1100 cards start to hurt after one.. But again, have 
a look at text at 4k before hitting the plastic. A much cheaper card 
like a GTX 970 or 980 would be fine at 1440p (maybe even 4k) if not 
gaming, but he needs to keep the available monitor/card ports in mind.



On 18/03/2016 7:49 pm, Kevin Shackleton wrote:
> Thanks Garry, I should have mentioned the person said definitely not
> gaming.  I don't know what that means in minimum framerates.  So long as
> you don't get flickering under fluoro light (from the frame rate being
> close to 50 Hz) I guess.  Someone on ADUG already suggested 30 Hz.
> If you're using 90 cm monitors text would not be too small :-).  I do
> find my 34 cm Lenovo Yoga at 3200 pixels a bit too small.  It would be
> great for CAD.
> I was hoping that maybe someone was wealthy enough to be already running
> such a setup.
> Cheers,
> Kevin.
> On 18 March 2016 at 19:32, Garry <garbuck at westnet.com.au
> <mailto:garbuck at westnet.com.au>> wrote:
>     Hi Kevin,
>     You haven't said what this is to be used for, but even the fastest
>     cards available (980Ti) can only just manage good framerates gaming
>     with over 60fps @ 4k with a single 4k display...
>     If you are going to use it for text, hope your monitor is on the
>     huge side of large and your eyesight is better than average. Text at
>     4k is tiny.
>     Thought of using 1440p instead?
>     Regards,
>     Garry.
>     On 18/03/2016 7:21 pm, Kevin Shackleton wrote:
>         Hi,
>         There is a query current on the Australian Delphi User Group
>         asking if
>         anyone knows of a video card that supports two 4K monitors.  An
>         additional feature is for one to be in portrait and the other in
>         landscape.
>         Anyone doing this?
>         Thanks,
>         Kevin.
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