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Haha, the Dell rep says "when you're ready to throw it, we're ready to catch it" in regards to 120 Hz 4K. Yet still remains vague about input connectivity. All he says is "Displayport". I HATE vagueness.

Come March 31st my wallet will be open though! Actually, come March 31st, if it has DP 1.3 I still may not buy it. Not until a GPU releases with DP 1.3 outputs. No point in spending $5K on a monitor to run it at 60 Hz. I'll most likely buy it once the new GPU's launch with DP 1.3. If it's Thunderbolt 3 only 120 Hz and the new GPU's don't have Thunderbolt 3 outputs, I'll never buy it.

There's an even worse possiblity. It could be a dual-tile display, like some of the early 4k monitors. sicksmiley.png
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There's an even worse possiblity. It could be a dual-tile display, like some of the early 4k monitors. sicksmiley.png

It only has one input of each type, so that shouldn't be the case (unless with the Thunderbolt 3 connection [single cable] it uses 2x DP 1.2 pipelines for each side of the screen) which is a possibility.
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There's an even worse possiblity. It could be a dual-tile display, like some of the early 4k monitors. sicksmiley.png

It only has one input of each type, so that shouldn't be the case (unless with the Thunderbolt 3 connection [single cable] it uses 2x DP 1.2 pipelines for each side of the screen) which is a possibility.

That's what I'm afraid of. 4k60 over DP 1.2, or 4k120 over Thunderbolt 3 with tiling.


At first, 4k60 DP 1.2 ASICs weren't available when 4k monitors desperately needed them. I'm just guessing the same thing will happen with DP 1.3... I mean, no-one's even shown off a DP 1.3 graphics card yet, so what are the odds that Dell showed us a DP 1.3 monitor this early?
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Ya, my money is on Thunderbolt 3 only for 120 Hz. Curious how TB3 interfaces with the GPU in laptops. I know it uses 8 lanes of DP 1.2 for transmission protocol, but not sure if that data goes through an ASIC/TCon, dumps it on the PCI-E bus or what.
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Ya, my money is on Thunderbolt 3 only for 120 Hz. Curious how TB3 interfaces with the GPU in laptops. I know it uses 8 lanes of DP 1.2 for transmission protocol, but not sure if that data goes through an ASIC/TCon, dumps it on the PCI-E bus or what.

PCIe 3.0 is 8Gbps per link, and DP 1.3 is 32Gbps right? That's alot of data to dump on the PCIe bus.
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Ya, I'm not sure how Thunderbolt 3 communicates with the GPU. From all of the TB3 information I've seen it doesn't hit upon this.
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https://pcmonitors.info/dell/dell-up3017q-4k-uhd-oled-monitor/
Can someone explain how the DisplayPort over USB-C will work?
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If it's Thunderbolt 3 only 120 Hz and the new GPU's don't have Thunderbolt 3 outputs, I'll never buy it.

Ugh, tell me about it. I'm ready to drop the cash for three of these, but if there is no connectivity option on the gaming-centric GPUs that can push the required pixel clock, it would truly be a waste of time/money/effort.
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https://pcmonitors.info/dell/dell-up3017q-4k-uhd-oled-monitor/
Can someone explain how the DisplayPort over USB-C will work?

Yes, it's a capability of USB-C that is explained in the link within that article. You need to have a device (i.e. GPU or laptop) with USB-C which unfortunately prohibits desktop users with powerful GPUs from using this particular feature. Unless USB-C is added to future GPUs, which I don't think it will be (could be wrong). I've already voiced what I think of this decision is to Dell. smile.gif
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Isn't Samsung "preparing" panels w/ DP 1.3 for their 3440x1440 144Hz displays? So, my bet (and hope) is still for DP 1.3 on this Dell.

I was just playing The Witcher 3 last night on my 5K and was just thinking - even though 4K is a pretty big step down from 5K, the increase in FPS and refresh rate would be quite good. I am still going to get 4K Surround with these panels - but I hope the new Titan (Pascal) can handle that resolution much better than the OG Titan or Titan Black (both 4-Way SLI) did in 2014.

The only question then, is whether I should move my 5K monitor to the 2nd rig and sell the RoG Swift or sell the 5K? I think I'll keep the 5K - it's a gorgeous monitor and great for content creation. biggrin.gif
     
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