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mkol    76

Hello Guys and Girls, 

 

Hope you are all well. Been a while since I last posted in this forums. I am bit lost here I wanted to replace my 10 years old HP monitor. And I have about £500 budget to get a IPS panel. I am confuse between 23 inch and 27 inch monitor. Not sure which is the best size. And best Make, My current one is HP L2245w. This are my machine spec, 

 

Dual Core Intel 3ghz

8gb Ram DDR 2

120GB SSD, 1TB Seagate

Nvidia 550GTX ti

700 Watts Seasonic power supply

Asus MB

 

Will 4k work on this specs? Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

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Mindovermaster    1,526

4K on a 550GTX, I highly doubt it.

 

It all depends on what YOU want. What are you using it for?

 

I personally have 2x DELL U2414H. They're very good. Almost any Dell monitor is good except for the cheapo ones...

 

 

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mkol    76

wanted for watching films, Internet, Website coding, emails, word processing.

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PGHammer    708

You won't get 4K out of a GTX550 Ti; I know because I upgraded from one to a GTX1050 Ti - which can't go to 4K except in terms of video.  I have  a Samsung UE590 display in mind - and can now afford it; the issue is that it is - literally - overkill - can I basically UNDERdrive it (1080p) for gaming and other non-video purposes?

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+goretsky    920

Hello,

 

Since you are not doing any gaming, you may want to consider upgrading to an inexpensive GeForce GT1030 card.  I would suggest getting a model which uses GDDR5 , versus slower DDR4, as mentioned here.  It should be adequate for driving a 4K display for the types of uses you discussed, and they go for about $110-120 (£80-90), which would still leave you over £400 ($540) for purchasing a new monitor.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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Mando    5,115
1 hour ago, PGHammer said:

You won't get 4K out of a GTX550 Ti; I know because I upgraded from one to a GTX1050 Ti - which can't go to 4K except in terms of video.  I have  a Samsung UE590 display in mind - and can now afford it; the issue is that it is - literally - overkill - can I basically UNDERdrive it (1080p) for gaming and other non-video purposes?

if you using a 9 or 10 series nvidia just use the supersampling option to drive 1080p textures at your native 4k res, will look a lot sharper than running nonoptimal res.

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adrynalyne    9,857
1 hour ago, PGHammer said:

You won't get 4K out of a GTX550 Ti; I know because I upgraded from one to a GTX1050 Ti - which can't go to 4K except in terms of video.  I have  a Samsung UE590 display in mind - and can now afford it; the issue is that it is - literally - overkill - can I basically UNDERdrive it (1080p) for gaming and other non-video purposes?

We have a 1050 driving 2 4k monitors here. Gaming is out but should be fine for the rest. 

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PGHammer    708
1 hour ago, adrynalyne said:

We have a 1050 driving 2 4k monitors here. Gaming is out but should be fine for the rest. 

GTX (even GT) 10-series GPUs can drive 4K displays - but only for video and non-gaming uses  - that is why I asked about whether they can drop down to 1080p for gaming.

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mkol    76

Thank you people, Whats the best resolution my 550ti gtx can go up to than? And what if i upgrade the graphic card first  as  said by GORETSKY and than get the 4k display?

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Brandon H    2,099
27 minutes ago, mkol said:

Thank you people, Whats the best resolution my 550ti gtx can go up to than? And what if i upgrade the graphic card first  as  said by GORETSKY and than get the 4k display?

according to the Nvidia website the max resolution on that card is 2560x1600

 

https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-550ti/specifications

 

as much as I'd like to say go for the graphics card upgrade first, prices are still stupid on most models due to the cryptocurrency mining right now; but if you can find a good deal on a 10 series card then go for it :)

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adrynalyne    9,857
1 hour ago, PGHammer said:

GTX (even GT) 10-series GPUs can drive 4K displays - but only for video and non-gaming uses  - that is why I asked about whether they can drop down to 1080p for gaming.

Of course you can. Games don’t have to run at native resolution. 

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sc302    1,572
50 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

according to the Nvidia website the max resolution on that card is 2560x1600

 

https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-550ti/specifications

 

as much as I'd like to say go for the graphics card upgrade first, prices are still stupid on most models due to the cryptocurrency mining right now; but if you can find a good deal on a 10 series card then go for it :)

May want to take another look.  gtx 1080 down to 600 bux on amazon, Ti is 940

 

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-STRIX-Graphics-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING/dp/B01K5F8MJK/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1525983574&sr=1-6&keywords=1080ti

 

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Gaming-GDDR5X-Technology/dp/B07BZ4MW49/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1525983625&sr=1-1&keywords=1080ti

 

 

Stupid is when they were $1500 for a 1080 and $2000 for a Ti

 

If you are looking at the Titan V, well that thing is ridiculous and the MSRP is 3k.  

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mkol    76

^ Thank you

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farmeunit    612
51 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

according to the Nvidia website the max resolution on that card is 2560x1600

 

https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-550ti/specifications

 

as much as I'd like to say go for the graphics card upgrade first, prices are still stupid on most models due to the cryptocurrency mining right now; but if you can find a good deal on a 10 series card then go for it :)

From what I've seen prices are getting better.  I saw a 1060 6GB card for $280 the other day.  The 1050 2GB for $140.  

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Brandon H    2,099
10 minutes ago, sc302 said:

May want to take another look.  gtx 1080 down to 600 bux on amazon, Ti is 940

 

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-STRIX-Graphics-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING/dp/B01K5F8MJK/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1525983574&sr=1-6&keywords=1080ti

 

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Gaming-GDDR5X-Technology/dp/B07BZ4MW49/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1525983625&sr=1-1&keywords=1080ti

 

 

Stupid is when they were $1500 for a 1080 and $2000 for a Ti

 

If you are looking at the Titan V, well that thing is ridiculous and the MSRP is 3k.  

 

2 minutes ago, farmeunit said:

From what I've seen prices are getting better.  I saw a 1060 6GB card for $280 the other day.  The 1050 2GB for $140.  

Oh that is great news, maybe I'll be able to upgrade my own GTX 750Ti soon. Hoping to go to a GTX 1050Ti as I need a low-profile card with my current tower case.

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farmeunit    612

My daughter is using a 1050.  Not low profile, but it's a 4GB card that doesn't need extra power.  It just uses PCI-E power.  Seems to run games well, even streaming, except for PUBG.

 

I think I paid about $150 for it new at the time.  

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mkol    76

^ Can the 1050 4gb handle 4k?

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Mindovermaster    1,526

I doubt your CPU/Motherboard can use that 1050... Am I right?

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sc302    1,572

Doubtful. 

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+DevTech    1,252
10 hours ago, mkol said:

wanted for watching films, Internet, Website coding, emails, word processing.

Unless you specifically want to work with 4K content, a 2K monitor might do nicely and will work with the 550 for non-gaming usage.

 

If watching films is the main priority:

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025881

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX5306539   (curved)

 

 

If general purpose down the middle is the priority, then 2560 x 1440 @ 16 million colors (8 bit panel) is a nice compromise:

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260557

 

 

If by "website coding" you include accurate color design and understand the need to compress back to 8 bit for the web, then 2560 x 1440 @ 1 billion colors (10 bit panel)  will have both a designer emphasis and usually higher quality construction.

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824011188

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824022589

 

 

And taking the last category and bumping the panel size to 32" you get back some of the Film Watching impact as "Watch Films while your Code Compiles"...

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236467

 

 

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mkol    76

^ thank you

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farmeunit    612
Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, mkol said:

^ Can the 1050 4gb handle 4k?

Everyday use, yes.  Gaming, no.  Few video cards can game in 4k, but just about any modern card should be able to display it.  One poster said he's driving 2 monitors with one.

 

Here is their full supported list of GPUs for 4k.

https://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/4k/supported-gpus

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sc302    1,572
1 hour ago, farmeunit said:

Everyday use, yes.  Gaming, no.  Few video cards can game in 4k, but just about any modern card should be able to display it.  One poster said he's driving 2 monitors with one.

 

Here is their full supported list of GPUs for 4k.

https://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/4k/supported-gpus

Why is the 1080 not on that list, for that matter I do not see the 10 series at all.

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mkol    76
Posted (edited)

Hello people,

 

I am dropping the idea of having 4k as my Mobo won't take the 1050 card as it is 10 years old. I am going for something which can work with my 550ti Gtx card and this card can support the resolution up to 2550 x1440. This will be ok with me.

I have dell IPS panel in mind....

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