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post #11 of 15
I think given the fact the op already has surround bezel argument is not a big issue for him. Also given the fact he already uses surround he is aware of compatibility issues
with custom resolutions. Going for 4k over surround really boils down to personal preference.

Its has its issues like surround with pros and cons. Many which are mentioned here such as
scaling on desktop. Its also worth mentioning some 4k screens have dual inputs for both sides of the screen. This makes it a multiple monitor setup which in essence is surround/eyefinity.

If you can purchase a local 4k screen maybe you can give it a spin and return if if you don't like it.


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post #12 of 15
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I think given the fact the op already has surround bezel argument is not a big issue for him. Also given the fact he already uses surround he is aware of compatibility issues
with custom resolutions. Going for 4k over surround really boils down to personal preference.

Its has its issues like surround with pros and cons. Many which are mentioned here such as
scaling on desktop. Its also worth mentioning some 4k screens have dual inputs for both sides of the screen. This makes it a multiple monitor setup which in essence is surround/eyefinity.

If you can purchase a local 4k screen maybe you can give it a spin and return if if you don't like it.


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Not a bad idea. Local MC only has the Dell ones in stock. Bit more than I am willing to spend. I will have to keep an eye open. I am going to start a job in Texas next week. Maybe when I drive down I can swing past the MC in Houston. Might get lucky.
 
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Well actually, 150% DPI scaling works fine in Window 7, but the same cannot be said for Steam or other programs. I had to use a modded Pixelvision skin with largest fonts to make it even usable in 4K, Steam is not affected by the Windows DPI scaling at all.

Sony Vegas... it does work with DPI scaling, half-assed a bit though. the top tool bar is bonked out, and the words are still tiny.

Yea we're not there yet for resolutions beyond 1440p for most programs.
     
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I think, based on all of this, I am going to hold off on a 4K monitor for a bit. Thanks guys!
 
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Anyone try Win 8.1 on 4K yet? Apparently they have done some serious scaling work. Not sure how much it helps 4K. I'm using Win 8.1 now, so might be back on for trying 4K. And I might actually use the modern UI. lol

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7939/scaling-windows-the-dpi-arms-race/5
 
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