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Cheapest solution for 4K video card/output

rrc06 27,346 2,277 December 11, 2015 at 04:37 AM
Got a recent FP deal on a 4K monitor from newegg.

I'm not a gamer, but would like to use 4K for general use, streaming video etc. Any cheap options that would run on a standard OEM PSU? My existing video: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net...n+HD+7540D

http://slickdeals.net/f/8315809-29-lg-29ub55-b-2560x1080-ultrawide-ips-led-monitor-w-built-in-speakers-175-w-visa-checkout-30-rebate

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According to this http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/in...n-hd-7540d it can run at the resolution you need.

Have you tried it?
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According to this http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/in...n-hd-7540d it can run at the resolution you need.

Have you tried it?
I did, that res doesn't show up in my graphics settings in windows.
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I did, that res doesn't show up in my graphics settings in windows.
The linked deal isn't for a 4k monitor. Are you sure you need 4k?

If you only need 2560x1080, your current card should suffice. However you need to make sure you're using a dual link dvi cable and not a regular single link. Display port cables would also work.
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The linked deal isn't for a 4k monitor. Are you sure you need 4k?

If you only need 2560x1080, your current card should suffice. However you need to make sure you're using a dual link dvi cable and not a regular single link. Display port cables would also work.
Oh ok, what about HDMI? That is what I am using.

I thought 4K was that but I guess you are right, it's actually the 3840 res. I don't need 4K, it's just that I got a slickdeal on that monitor and the other resolutions don't seem to work.
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Oh ok, what about HDMI? That is what I am using.

I thought 4K was that but I guess you are right, it's actually the 3840 res. I don't need 4K, it's just that I got a slickdeal on that monitor and the other resolutions don't seem to work.
Depends on if your card can output that res over HDMI. The DualDVI might be how its designed to work with that older card. Have you updated your drivers?
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Depends on if your card can output that res over HDMI. The DualDVI might be how its designed to work with that older card. Have you updated your drivers?
I think I have, i'll check when I get home. seems like Dual Link DVI will probably be the easiest solution though
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I did, that res doesn't show up in my graphics settings in windows.
I have Gen2 2500K CPU and I had to use custom resolution in order to set 2560 x 1440 resolution.
you may have the same option with your video card.
I am using HDMI
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