Looking for monitor for gtx 680 5,1 mac pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pat500000, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. pat500000 macrumors 604

    pat500000

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    I'm looking for a 4K monitor that works well with gtx 680 on my 5,1 Mac Pro.

    Any suggestion?

    Edit: prefer using 1.2 dp rather than hdmi.
     
  2. zayaso macrumors member

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    Did you settle on one? I am looking for same thing...
     
  3. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

    pat500000

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    Nah...not yet. Basically any current monitors works. 3200 x2400. Just need 4K connector.
     
  4. zayaso macrumors member

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    I just connected it to my 4K UHD (LED backlit) Sony 65 inch TV as a test to see how it looks on a 4K monitor.
    I also connected it to my dell P2715Q that I have my xbox on.
    Looks better on the Dell monitor, by a little bit. My 2013 MBP looks better on both. I might be upgrading out of my tower onto an MBP and buying the new 5K monitor :)
     
  5. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

    pat500000

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    It wasn't major improvement with your 4K tv?? I think your right with display monitor. Lol
     
  6. zayaso macrumors member

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    My mistake- there was definitely an improvement connecting it to my 4K Tv set; I just think the Dell monitor looks better.
    And my wife's MBP looks better on the TV than my MP 5,1.. which is really weird
     
  7. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's gotta be the gpu. Do you have 680 gtx?
     
  8. zayaso macrumors member

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  9. cp678 macrumors newbie

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    You didn't quite specify a price, so I'll throw out a range of options.

    With the 24in 4k monitors, I feel the resolution is a tad tight (at 100%) of course you can change this in the display settings on macOS. It is always subjective, but my preference is that 4k is most suitable on larger monitors. If you're looking at the 24-27in range, I would stick with 1920x1080 (24in) and 2560x1440 (27in). I did throw in a 24in, as a budget minded option that would be great for viewing 4k footage.

    $350 LG 24UD58
    -great for playing back 4k footage
    https://www.amazon.com/LG-24UD58-B-...1481647603&sr=8-3&keywords=4k+24+inch+monitor


    $500 LG 27UD68-P
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1224162-REG/lg_27ud68_p_27_widescreen_led.html

    $800 BenQ BL3201PH
    -Best value
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081065-REG/benq_bl3201ph_32_3840x2160_uhd_ips.html

    $900 ASUS PA328Q
    -My choice
    https://www.amazon.com/32-inch-Prof...qid=1481648024&sr=1-21&keywords=lg+4k+monitor

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    As a freelance photographer, my choice would be the ASUS. It's a 10-bit display and would be the perfect size for large timelines (video) and culling (Photomechanic). There are other monitors with a 12-bit space, but you're going to breach the $1k-$1.3k range.

    Good luck!
     
  10. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

    pat500000

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    Thanks a lot! It helped a lot.
     

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