Nvidia Releases GeForce R337.61 Beta Hotfix to Address 4K Display Issues

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Rift2

Just picked up a 1080P BenQ think I'll wait for the price to go down to about 400.00 or so....a few years from now..Picked up the Ben Q for the price and the no backlight flicker deal...

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Apoc1138

Bad journalism is bad.
Not all 4K monitors need MST to run at 60hz, the Samsung U28 doesn't for example.

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arcr2014

this is completely stupid, the technology is so new that this is happening. and they want all the world to start using 4k.

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Baer

I will keep my 5760 X 1200 across three 1920 X 1200 monitors for now. I am usually an early adopter but trading my ultra widescreen or three separate (if I choose) standard monitors sound better than a single 4K. Eventually we will have the horsepower and have fixed the glitches to run multiple 4K monitors, then I will jump on board.

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PCWolf

This is why I'm not a first adopter. I will wait until the technology matures & they work out most of the kinks. This will also give time for Video Cards to get powerful enough to run 4k panels the way they run 1080p panels today. Also, Microsoft needs to make a 4k Scaling option for windows 7 & 8.

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devin3627

i remember talking to so many people about DisplayPort being the standard for monitors and HDMI being the standard for TVs but interfaces usually fall to standard use like all phones now using microusb interface.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

So, basically, no hardware exists that supports a 4K monitor? By that, I mean there is no hardware doing it without jury-rigging via device drivers?

Sounds like more trouble than it's worth.

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Apoc1138

Not all 4K monitors use MST
the earliest ones did because scalers/controllers didnt exist to push 4K at 60hz, but newer ones like the Samsung U28 dont use MST, they just use a standard DP1.2

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Apoc1138

Not all 4K monitors use MST
the earliest ones did because scalers/controllers didnt exist to push 4K at 60hz, but newer ones like the Samsung U28 dont use MST, they just use a standard DP1.2

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LatiosXT

I know ASUS actually strings together two 1920x2160 panels together and uses DP multiplexing to achieve 4K. I don't know how the others do it though.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

OK, so why can't anyone do it without tricks? Not enough bandwidth between the video card and the monitor with current cable tech?

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LatiosXT

If I were to guess, manufacturing reasons. Large displays are actually problematic because it's less silicon available for other things. So say if they do make a 1920x2160 panel and there's a 1080p area that's still useable, they could cut off the check that isn't and turn it into a 1080p display instead.

DisplayPort is up to version 1.4 and has been around for years, so I doubt the standard has anything to do with it. But monitor manufacturers are now forced to use DP or HDMI, because DVI and VGA can't provide the resolutions. So that's really new territory for them.