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New Monitor
Feb 23, 2021 11:55:31   #
sparkyv1
 
Looking to get a new monitor. ViewSonic VP2768 PRO 27" 1440p Monitor or 27"Benq 1440 . How do I know or how do I determine if the graphics card will support it? Thanks Hogs

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Feb 23, 2021 12:41:14   #
rgrenaderphoto Loc: Hollywood, CA
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Looking to get a new monitor. ViewSonic VP2768 PRO 27" 1440p Monitor or 27"Benq 1440 . How do I know or how do I determine if the graphics card will support it? Thanks Hogs


Right-click on your Windows desktop, choose display settings. In the Scale and Layout section, pull down the Display Resolution list and see what the max resolution is. Confirm that your new monitor will display at these settings.

Monitors are pretty benign things and will work with any graphics output given to them. The driving factor is your graphics adapter. According to the website, the Viewsonic 27" will display up to 2560 x 1440 max resolution. How does this match with your graphics card?

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Feb 23, 2021 13:37:18   #
sparkyv1
 
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?

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Feb 23, 2021 13:57:26   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?


If you do replace your gpu look at Nvidia. They have drivers for their cards that are photography specific. They are at the leading edge of Al and gaming also. Gives you something to investigate while you decide your next move.

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Feb 23, 2021 15:26:14   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?


It should work even though the monitor can display more detail. Monitors can use less but not more.

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Feb 23, 2021 18:50:57   #
kjfishman Loc: Wentzville MO
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?


It will work but not at the maximum resolution the monitor can handle.

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Feb 23, 2021 20:31:29   #
rgrenaderphoto Loc: Hollywood, CA
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?


Not as easily done as you think. Confirm that your system power supply can handle the requirements of the new video card.

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Feb 23, 2021 21:07:40   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
Not as easily done as you think. Confirm that your system power supply can handle the requirements of the new video card.


Yes and what type of pcie your motherboard is offering. After trying to put music on floppy disk on a commodore 64 until now I find it better to build the best computer you can afford then build another in 5 years or so. I have always since the beginning built my desktops to be upgradable. I have yet to actually upgrade one. By the time comes to upgrade it offers almost nothing worth the expenditure. A new box has always been built. Lol

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Feb 24, 2021 07:18:47   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?


I did what rgrenadephoto said & it gave me the top my monitor is capable of, 2560x1080. I have a Nvidea video card GTX1070. The specs for the card is 7680x4320. Type in your video card in a search box & add the word specs. Your card specs should come up. Hope this helps.

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Feb 24, 2021 12:25:59   #
Fotoartist Loc: Detroit, Michigan
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Looking to get a new monitor. ViewSonic VP2768 PRO 27" 1440p Monitor or 27"Benq 1440 . How do I know or how do I determine if the graphics card will support it? Thanks Hogs


Hey Sparky, Both of your picks for monitors look pretty good. I've had a Viewsonic before as they have been well touted. BenQ has a good reputation too.

I gather your monitor now is only a 1080p? And your concern is that your graphics card won't support a higher res monitor? My advice. Get the monitor. Then upgrade your card if needed.

A Good discussion on monitors going on here, https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686897-1.html
And here, https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686827-1.html#12025430

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Feb 24, 2021 13:42:12   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
Fotoartist wrote:
Hey Sparky, Both of your picks for monitors look pretty good. I've had a Viewsonic before as they have been well touted. BenQ has a good reputation too.

I gather your monitor now is only a 1080p? And your concern is that your graphics card won't support a higher res monitor? My advice. Get the monitor. Then upgrade your card if needed.

A Good discussion on monitors going on here, https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686897-1.html
And here, https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-686827-1.html#12025430
Hey Sparky, Both of your picks for monitors look p... (show quote)


I believe he stated he had a gtx1070. If so it will support anything needed for photography and any monitor he will purchase below 2000 bucks

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Feb 24, 2021 16:09:17   #
Schoee Loc: Europe
 
sparkyv1 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have a 1680x1050 native top to pick from. So I assume it will not work ? I will have to get a
new graphics card?


That resolution might be because of what is currently connected. You don’t even need a separate graphics card for a 1440p monitor or even 4k with the built in graphics on the CPU. The card allows fast update of graphics for games etc, not needed for photos

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