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post #11 of 102
That logic would leave you with something over 5000... by 4000 nearly
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told-you-so
    
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post #13 of 102
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

3840x2160=2xFull-HD(1920x1080)

LOL
post #14 of 102
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

The article has a typo. "where UHD stands for Ultra High Definition (3860×2160)". No, UHD is 3840x2160.

3860x2160, for better or for worse, is the standard "4K" monitor resolution even on professional monitors. That's because it's 16:9, which is the industry standard aspect ratio.

this

the aspect ratio of a a "true" 4k display as they call it is 256:135. that aspect ratio is as ****ed up as you can get.... it would either scale horrificly or not scale at all and black bars would becoma a standard not only on the top and bottom, but on the sides Yeeeeaaah cause who does'nt love those black bars right???

to make what they call 4K at a 16:9 ratio you would need a 4096:2304 display NOT a 4096:2160 display......
post #15 of 102
Still waiting on sub $1000, 60hz(min), and 28inches.

Hopefully when midrange GPUs are able to push that many pixels we will see such a monitor.
post #16 of 102
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Originally Posted by Pr0xy View Post

inb4 the "told you so" people come in.
damnit...why did you have to say this... you ruined all the smart peoples' fun frown.gif

They also didn't mention anything about the panels input lag.
post #17 of 102
TBH, I don't really care for it being 3840x2160 instead of 4096x2160. 16:9 is the media standard, and I am going to follow that.

So, the second one of those 'not-yet-UHD-but-16:9' things manages to be not TN, 37 (more or less) inches, and true 60Hz for less than £600, I'm buying one. Period.
   
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post #18 of 102
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Still waiting on sub $1000, 60hz(min), and 28inches.

Hopefully when midrange GPUs are able to push that many pixels we will see such a monitor.

that exist as of now =D it's TN though so not all that great, but i would be willing to sacrifice a bit of colour for the higher pixel density

http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5289712/4k-desktop-pc-monitors-now-start-at-699
post #19 of 102
4K has 6% more pixels than UHD (fake 4K or whatever they are calling it). Is that really a big deal? UHD has a nice aspect ratio of 16:9, 4K is 256:135 which is silly.

They are saying the reason the monitors are cheap is because of the 6% reduction in pixels? Nonsense. The reason is because they are using cheap TN panels and only run at 30 Hz.
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post #20 of 102
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3840x2160=2xFull-HD(1920x1080)

It is 2X the height and 2X the width, therefore 4 times the number of pixels.
 
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