when will see higher res pc monitors?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by kuliand, May 15, 2009.

  1. kuliand macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    I currently have a 24" lcd monitor that runs at 1920*1200 but this is still not even close to what we had with the big old CRT's so when will see a 4k 24" monitor?

    Im surprised they aren't already out as i don't think they hard to make but just expensive but now that you can get a 24" 1920*1200 monitor for less than £200 surely the manufactures will be looking for products with higher margins.
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    What kind of resolutions are you looking for?
  3. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007

    The highest resolution CRT display I ever saw was a 28", running 1920x1200.

    What graphic adapters would even output a higher resolution than that out over VGA?
  4. kuliand thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    well i'd like to see a 4000*2000 24" lcd which is i think what 4k video will be.

    And the 24" CRT pc monitors would go to something like 2400*1500 it actually doesn't use alot of memory certainly could do it on 2Gb graphics card.

    4000*2000= 8,000,000
    *24= 192,000,000
    /8= 24,000,000
    /1000= 24,000 or 2.4GB

    Well it seems if my maths are correct and it probably isn't you would need 2.4GB of graphics memory to haave 4000*2000 output at 24bit colour depth.

    or the other solution that help me get what i want a bit would to have an resolution independent OS so i could have everything smaller on the same screen.
  5. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    Uh, graphics RAM does not determine maximum output resolution. In the old days of analog signaling, it was SNR of the cable, quality of the cable, speed of the RAMDAC, ect. Buffer memory is used for storing textures, rendered frames, and various other information that are used by the GPU, not for storing the actual output information. Todays cards are certainly capable of displaying high resolutions and have been for several years. DVI is suitable up to QWUXGA (3840x2400) at lower refresh rates, adding a second or fourth link can get it up to the point where it is useable for other applications than just viewing still images. There are also LCD panels out there capable of displaying QWUXGA, although at this point they are really friggin' expensive, and limited mostly to medical use, for viewing high resolution scans.

    And like I said before, I seriously doubt the existance of a higher than WUXGA capable CRT. If you're going to continue stating that there is such a display, please provide a link.
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    sorry, your math makes nooooooooo sense at all

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