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2560 x 1440 Video Card for WIndows 7U 64 bit

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August 11, 2010 9:33:01 AM

I have just installed a Dell U2711 monitor on our PC, which runs Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and has an ATI RADEON HD 5400 card.

I want to be able to show 2560 x 1440 on the monitor and would appreciate advice as to the proper video card to display that resolution.

Thank you!

Ivan
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a b C Monitor
August 11, 2010 10:50:43 AM

For just display purposes, almost any video card available in the market will be good.. If your needs have the keyword gaming included, then you need to start looking at single high end video cards or multiple GPU setups..
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a b C Monitor
August 11, 2010 1:02:35 PM

You can't?
Already installed the driver for the card (HD5400) ?
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August 11, 2010 5:12:33 PM

Veteran: no, I just need an intensely detailed display.
Addict: No, I can't. The latest driver for the card is installed.
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a b C Monitor
August 11, 2010 5:14:23 PM

iwhalperin said:
Veteran: no, I just need an intensely detailed display.
Addict: No, I can't. The latest driver for the card is installed.

do you have it connected via dual-link DVI?
Whats the max res windows allows you to go?
August 18, 2010 12:49:19 AM

THe problem was that my card couldn't support 2560 x 1440. I switched out the card for one that could and theproblem is solved. A "display port" connection was required.
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August 18, 2010 2:07:15 AM

iwhalperin said:
THe problem was that my card couldn't support 2560 x 1440. I switched out the card for one that could and theproblem is solved. A "display port" connection was required.


no, your card supports 2560x1440 (actually up to 2560x1600), i'll bet what Timop was right about asking about the dual link dvi cable (ie you weren't using one)
August 25, 2010 12:58:58 AM

mindless728 said:
no, your card supports 2560x1440 (actually up to 2560x1600), i'll bet what Timop was right about asking about the dual link dvi cable (ie you weren't using one)


No, the problem turned out that the card did not support the 2560 x 1440. I switched to a different card with that resolution and connected the card to the monitor with a "displayport" cable. The dual link dvi would not have worked since the card it could attach to did not support the required resolution. From what I've read, thus far, both the monitor and the card must specifically support the 2560 x 1440 and require the "displayport" connection. I haven't come across anything that indicates dual link dvi could carry the 2560 x 1440.

Thank you all for you assistance.

Ivan
a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2010 1:13:34 AM

how do you figure the card couldn't go that high

Quote:

# Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP14

* Max resolution: 2560x160015

# Integrated DisplayPort output

* Max resolution: 2560x160015

# Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio

* Max resolution: 1920x120015

# Integrated VGA output

* Max resolution: 2048x153615



looks like it has support for up to 2560x1600 for a dual-link dvi cable (which would include 2560x1440)

from ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 GPU Feature Summary
August 25, 2010 4:20:28 AM

There was only a single dvibport on the monitor. Connected by hdmi the highest resolution available in W7 or ATI's app was 1920 x 1200

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August 26, 2010 8:34:12 PM

why didn't you try a dual-link dvi cable as that should have worked (dual-link is still a single physical port)
August 26, 2010 9:01:58 PM

Why didn't I buy the Dual-link DVI cable? While it's most likely the result of my not knowing what I'm doing I'm blaming it on Jupiter's retrograde motion and excessive solar radiation.
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 9:39:23 PM

oh ok, i agree it's Jupitar's fault

though at least you got it working with a Displayport Cable
August 26, 2010 10:03:03 PM

Good job. What you think about this monitor? Is it worth it's price?
August 26, 2010 10:09:57 PM

The monitor is a jaw-dropping improvement. Native 2560 x 1440 or 1600 are rendered with such intensity that there is a high-degree of 3D effect.
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August 26, 2010 10:40:04 PM

i imagine, i have a friend with the 3008 (30in 2560x1600), and i want one, but don't have the money for one, though i would rather have the one you have (U2711) since i like 16:9 screens
November 19, 2010 7:21:20 AM

Hi guys,

I have a similar problem.
I recently bought a Dell U2711 (fantastic!) and I'm trying to use it with Win7 at full res connected to my PC with a Geforce 6200 ( GV-N62256DP2-RH ) which according to the specs should be able to handle 2560x1600.
http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/116/standard_modes.pd...

For some reason I can't go above 1920x1200 even with the DVI-DL cable provided with the monitor.
What puzzles me is that if I check "List all modes" in Windows I cannot see anything listed above 1920x1200.

Anyone has experience with this ? If it officially should support 2560x1600 does it mean that it will also manage 2560x1440? (It is lower res, but maybe a less common aspect ratio)

Thanks a lot in advance !

- Mat
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