Ivy Bridge GPU Will Support 4K Quad HD Video

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DrGerm

But do they solve the 24p (23.976 fps playback) problem with Ivy Bridge?

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dustyco

Two things:

1. At the rate Intel integrated graphics are going you wouldn't actually be able to render any games from this decade at 4k.

2. You can't get 4k or even 2k copies of films because those are the formats studios distribute to digital cinemas.

So essentially the hard part of displaying such a high resolution isn't actually displaying such a high resolution. It's coming up with the content.

Also: saying 4096x4096 @ 60 Hz isn't possible because of the display cable is like saying a car can't muster 500 horsepower because the fuel pump isn't fast enough. It's not the biggest reason.

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noobstix

Once Ivy Bridge gets going, the price of DP adapters would probably drop substansially (at least for the expensive brands).

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kixofmyg0t

36Gb/s........and u people thought streaming was gonna take over everything lol.

 

Name one ISP in the entire US that can provide that speed. 

 

Exactly.

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praetor_alpha

36Gbps is the raw uncompressed GPU to monitor rate.

Name one ISP that connects GPUs to monitors.

Exactly.

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Coldrage

USA =/= entire world

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Coldrage

Oh god I loled hard praetor_alpha

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Marthian

that is entirely true in regards to the service we have.

I hear London's got 1gbps speeds, while I'm living in the Northwestern part of the US on 10mbps speeds.

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Coldrage

Does this mean future games and movies etc will have a larger field of view?
I don't 100% understand

I saw a 103 inch flat screen TV playing GTA 4, how is that so big but does not support quad HD?

Would you be able to see more on say... a 30 inch quad HD TV than current 100+inch TVs?

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macloser4eva

What? Screen size does not equal resolution.

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Holly Golightly

So wait a minute... A sandybridge connected with a 6990 in Crossfire X will not support 4K res? Oh no!!! Well, I am pretty sure the first generation of 4K monitors will be insanely expensive. Maybe I would like to get an OLED version of that monitor when it is at a more reasonable priced... Which will be year down the line.

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illusionslayer

Since the 6990 only supports 2560X1600 no, it won't.

Unless you're pluggin in to your boards integrated video ports what SB, SBE, and IB support, doesn't matter.

Of course, as soon as Ivy Bridge supports it I would hope GPU makers start working their asses off to get it working.

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