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[Monitor] x1200 or x1440 @ 75hz+ w/Display Port or HDMI 1.2+

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November 28, 2012 9:15:35 PM

I'd like to find a 24" to 27" LED/LCD monitor that can put out 1920x1200 or possibly ~2560x1440 and at greater than 60hz (75+), if there is such a thing.

I plan to us an MSI 6950 2gb - but may upgrade to a 7870 2gb - so either will have multiple Display ports and DVI.
I *might* use two rotated 23" displays for a 3-display Eyefinity - so I'm guessing either GFX *might* be powerful enough for 3620x1200.

But because I've read that either DVI or HDMI v1.0 max out at 1920x1080 res (although I could have sworn I've seen the neighborhoold of ~2140x1200 or so) - I'm wondering if I'd *need* to find a monitor with Display or HDMI v1.2+

I know there's currently a Dell special (http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/dell-ultrasharp-u2410-24-...) as well as their u2711, though I'm curious to know of alternatives.
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November 28, 2012 11:05:45 PM

If you're going to run multiple hi res displays I suggest you get the 4gb version of whatever card you get.

hdmi 1 supports up to x1200 and 1.3 supports x1600
dvi single link supports x1200 and dual link supports x1600.

All hi res monitors should have the appropriate connector, otherwise what the point of them making it. You'd be better off making sure your video card supports the resolutions you want.
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November 28, 2012 11:30:42 PM

What's your budget? What do you want to use the monitor for (gaming/image editing/web browsing/etc)? What type of panel do you want? How important is 1440p resolution to you?

The monitor world is a bit of a mess right now and it's hard to figure out what monitor will be best for you... if you don't really care about making the resolution jump up to 1440/1600p then you have a TON of options.. there are tons of 120 Hz 1920x1080/1200 monitors to choose from.

If you want to make the jump up to 1440/1600p, then there are far fewer options and the prices skyrocket quickly. And if you want >60 Hz at that point, your only option is to get one of those "overclockable" panels and they are DVI only:

Here's an option for ordering one from the US rather than from Korea (same panel, though):
http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC...
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November 29, 2012 2:53:52 PM

Thanks for the replies...
I already have a 2gb 6950, and several 1440x900 monitors with DVI - so I figured I'd use those for side-monitors.
I'd probably be OK with 1920x1200 @ 75hz, but could consider a something x 1440 in consideration that it may last 4+ years - so I might go upwards of $500-600ish. IF I choose to upgrade the GPU, that's independent.
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