RX460 4GB and 5K Display

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  1. Squuiid, Mar 29, 2017
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    I'm considering finally upgrading my ageing Dell 3008WFP monitor for a 5K display.
    I currently have a GTX 680 but I think I'll need to swap this out in order to drive 5K at 60Hz.

    Does anyone have any experience driving a 5K display with an AMD RX460 4GB?
    Presumably this should work just fine without any need for driver tweaks, disabling of SIP (SwitchresX), etc.

    I want a clean solution with no hacks needed. I understand I'll be giving up boot screens I but can live with that.
    Thanks.
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    UPDATE:
    I think I'm going to answer my own question.
    I can only see RX 460 cards with a single DP, a single HDMI and a single DVI.
    In order to drive 5K monitors currently on the market I would need 2x DisplayPort ports. This would seem to discount the RX 460 unless someone can point me in the direction of a card with two DP ports!
     
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  3. Squuiid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for this. And yes, it blows my mind that we still don't have DisplayPort 1.3 monitors on the market.
     
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  5. Squuiid, Mar 29, 2017
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    True. The problem I have with 4K is that native 4K is too small on even a 32" screen in my opinion, and pixel doubling 4K essentially gives you 1080P display realestate, albeit with nice clear text.

    5K pixel doubled is the equivalent of a 1440P screen which to me is optimal on anything larger than a 27".

    I think I'll just wait another year and hang on to my trusty Dell 3008WFP (2560x1600). It's good at keeping the room warm in winter!
     
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    It might run cooler if you calibrate it.
     

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