Originally Posted by provost
Ok, now that I have settled in on my video card vendor going forward (and what a relief, actually this is one consumer discretionary purchase that makes me feel really good, instead of just feeling good for teh sake of acquiring and owning something..lol), I am trying to decipher the whole hdmi 2.0, display port 3.0, etc for async/freesync vrr monitors. I tried to do quickly google it, but it seems like it's gonna take a bit more brain damage to pick the right display to go with this card, and more importantly with my Polaris build, whenever the big Polaris is released. Do yo mind me asking how did you narrow your choice down to this particular model? I know that you do thorough research on your purchases, so I figured I would start my process by soliciting your input. Tks.
Ok so best to explain it,
"HDMI 2.0 increases the maximum TMDS per channel throughput from 3.4 Gbit/s to 6 Gbit/s which allows for a maximum total TMDS throughput of 18 Gbit/s. This allows HDMI 2.0 to carry 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps)"
In short, prior to this you'd be actually playing 4K at 30 FPS max because HDMI 1.4a only supports 4K UHD only to 30 Hz.
HDMI 2.0 supports 4K UHD up to 60 Hz refresh rate and will get 60 FPS gaming now.
So all monitors equipped with HDMI 2.0 regardless of synchronization is what you want on 4K UHD or don't buy it.
I'm speculating Async should
work from at the least 30-60 FPS range, hoping even lower. It looks like without reviews I'm taking a leap of faith and will be early adopter but I'm feeling confident. As Newegg Premier member I will be using it to my advantage if needed. Will be putting under the microscope ritual for the normal defects like bad back light bleed, visible IPS glow when gaming or watching movies and the normal dead pixel hunt which can't be unseen once seen.
Finally next step if I'm not mistaken will be HDMI 3.0 which will take 4K UHD to 120 Hz and 120 FPS. Expecting not one of those monitors will be in my price range and not one GPU will rule them all for at least a few years to come. Hope that helps.
Will be posting results in the ViewSonic XG2700 4K Asyc IPS Discussion ThreadUPDATE
: I chose it because it's the only 4K Async monitor out with HDMI 2.0 (just released
) and ViewSonic doesn't have bad history with panels. Nothing superb but I'd rate it above ASUS monitor quality control and or in line or slightly better than Dell IMO.