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Personally, I'm waiting for a 40-47" PC monitor, IPS, LED backlit, at 8k res.

Until then I have little use for smaller screens, though those would be neat for like augmented reality on glasses.
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Originally Posted by Crest View Post

Personally, I'm waiting for a 40-47" PC monitor, IPS, LED backlit, at 8k res.
Until then I have little use for smaller screens, though those would be neat for like augmented reality on glasses.

I'm personally waiting for a proper HUD - but not with LCD screens but with very low powers lasers beaming the image into your eye. Tech has been demoed already 11 years back, standard is in place (in regards of safety of such devices) all that's mission is proper implementation in commercial scale.

If you think about it some sort of "virtual reality" thingy is sorta inevitable as all that protable stuff (smartphones, tablets, etc) are at the moment mainly held back by their displays in regards of usability as processing power is there, but its awkward to use for some stuff one could use it for. So first one to pull off a HUD in properly usable way and cheap enough will get probably filthy rich.
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I've been waiting on this.....ITS COMING!
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So old!
Don't you know 5 days in Internet time is more like 5 weeks?

What's that in Blizzard time?
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Oh, 2 separate screens creating the 3D effect would be very nice! This would be much better than the single screen ones. thumb.gif
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The problem with these ridiculous resolutions is that we'd need a huge amount of graphical horsepower to be able to run anything on them.

Of course, how silly of me to think that AMD was serious when they said that Eyefinity could run at 7680x3200, that kind of tech is obviously fictional and no-one will ever be able to buy it.

No, I haven't found any benchmarks on the 7970 at that resolution, and I can imagine you would need to run some less intensive games to get a good framerate, but the fact is you can buy hardware capable of running a 24 megapixel image at 60hz right now. 32 megapixel isn't that far off.
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I'm sure they could make you an 8K monitor if you wanted, but it's worth pointing out that your screen would be about 900 megabits per frame. You'd need 16 DisplayPort 1.2 channels or 20 HDMI 1.4 channels to drive a monitor like that at 60 Hz. DP offers 4 channels per cable, and HDMI offers 3 channels per cable. It'd be funny seeing 7 HDMI cables to drive one screen or 4 DP cables. heh
I suppose the point is that even if they could make the screens, and they could (expensively), we'd need a lot of advancement in GPU and link capability to drive them at their native resolutions.

They could run a ribbon of PCI lanes out the back of my computer for all I care, that you would need four DisplayPort cables is a non-issue. And guess what? You can buy cards with four DisplayPort plugs on them right now too!

Really, the only thing missing from the current market is a 8Kx4K monitor.
Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 3/19/12 at 12:39pm
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So lets take that one thing that was supposed to be out by now that lets you move things around by thinking about it and then mix it with this and then profit.
    
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So old!

Don't you know 5 days in Internet time is more like 5 weeks?

So your telling me that of the thousands of people on OCN, all of them caught the article before it was posted??

I'm politely telling you to stop being a troll...


I hope that they make this a viable product in a year or two, I want the full monty, don't sell it short, sell the whole package! biggrin.gif
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The problem with these ridiculous resolutions is that we'd need a huge amount of graphical horsepower to be able to run anything on them.

Don't forget a cable capable of transmitting the 60Gbit signal that an 8000x4000 monitor @ 60Hz would generate (Intel's Thunderbolt cable maxes out at 20Gbit)
    
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Don't forget a cable capable of transmitting the 60Gbit signal that an 8000x4000 monitor @ 60Hz would generate (Intel's Thunderbolt cable maxes out at 20Gbit)

The cables aren't the problem. The problem lies with the endpoints being able to send/receive/process that kind of bandwidth.
    
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