I have an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO mobo w/16GB RAM & i7 2600k, W7 Pro 64-bit, BlackMagic Intensity Pro (2 HDMI ports). There is no graphics card installed b/c I don't game.
I do use Adobe Master Collection daily for Photoshop & Premiere Pro 64-bit.
This machine is also a Hackintosh thanks to a Corsair Performance Pro SSD & the 6 BAY HDD Hard Drive Power Switch Power Controller -Orico HD-PW6101. I just turn off the two RAID-0 drives powering the Windows install and turn on the SSD for an instant Mountain Lion Mac.
On the Hackintosh it is used primarily for Final Cut X and iMovie.
The machine currently has a single ASUS PA246Q 24" monitor connected to the mobo HDMI port.
I have pre-ordered the ASUS PB278Q and want to know if I can simply connect it to the mobo DVI port and achieve 2560 x 1440 resolution.
If not, can I utilize the BlackMagic Intensity Pro to output to this resolution? I know it CAN be used for Output but this is generally only as an output monitor for video editing software.
Otherwise, what is the cheapest graphics card I can purchase to run this monitor at 2560 x 1440? And is there a benefit for FCPX or Adobe Master Collection for getting a better graphics card?
FYI both my PCI-E ports are spoken for (BlackMagic & an N Wireless card).
Thanks for the detailed specs! I couldn't find them after searching for 5 minutes so I gave up and came here.
Also thank you for the link. I would like to use a DisplayPort 1.2 connection since it can carry both audio & video to the monitor (has integrated speakers). HDMI 1.3 maxes out at 1920x1080 and I'm not sure if the monitor has HDMI 1.4 (graphic cards w/1.4 are likely not to be cheap).
Is there a cheap DP 1.2 card you recommend? Otherwise I'll do the research...