What will be next in monitors?

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  1. aussie-revhead

    aussie-revhead Member

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    Guys, I was wondering what new models and developments do we have to look forward to? How long until we see 4k monitors? Are there any plans to release screens faster than 120Hz? Other than the Catleap (any its variants) there hasnt been much happening in computer screens .... with mobile phones now having 5" full HD screens our computer screen manufacturers should be able to do much better than they currently are.

    If you know something then post it up.

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  2. Drizz06

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    Proper 120hz 1440P screens would be a first on my list!
    But considering most would never have the gpu grunt to run them its most likely not viable yet.
     
  3. Kurosaki

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    I don't care about refresh rate, I want 4K
     
  4. demowhc

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    I want 21:9 144 or 120hz, at 1200 to 1440p vert.
     
  5. JoolzD

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    Oh come on. What about 4k 120hz. :p

    Seriously though, 4K monitors will be a few years away from being affordable. By then the GPU power will have increased enough to run them hopefully.
     
  6. CoD511

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    Funnily enough I was downsampling from 4k on my 120hz and only a couple of games were tested, but I was well exceeding 60fps to say the least and dropped settings from maximum would provide me with more than enough... but I can't see 4k 120hz in any future soon :upset: I can quite easily imagine several more affordable graphics options being accessible in the not too distant future that'll be perfectly capable of 4k at 60hz gaming for the most part.

    But I agree with 4k being a fair way off from affordable and accessible, I'm not sure if a high quality 2560x1440 experience at 120hz is really feasible to manufacturers on a large scale or that there's a large enough market for them to even consider it. Refresh rates, I can't see becoming much higher for now without specific need and a shove towards DisplayPort being the more popular option instead of dual-link DVI of which we're hitting or very near to from my experiments, a barrier that'll halt further increase.

    The only savior I can see is OLED tech which will push away a lot of our limitations from the currently used display tech. But I fear this to be years before more affordable and accessible units are around, just like 4k.


    So basically, I can't see anything at all happening for monitors besides iteration, refinement and no real jumps :thumbdn: A few offerings from smaller businesses such as the Catleaps, will no doubt repeat itself but nothing from the big names I can see. In a couple of years, then might be the time to check the situation again...
     
  7. elvis

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    I don't care about 4K, I want 10bit per channel.
     
  8. metalrain

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    21:9 IPS monitors are getting somewhat popular now. I'm tempted to pick up one of those LG or Dell models.
     
  9. ^catalyst

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    4K / 10-bit. Will happen all of a sudden.
     
  10. lithos

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    I want a 4K monitor...that's 24" in size.
     
  11. Alpha2k6

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    Asus 24" VG248QE 144Hz, I think this is the first 144Hz monitor.
    might be more of them but its the only one I know of.

    What I want right now would be a 120Hz IPS 24" or 27".

    But in the future a 4K OLED 24"/27" would be nice.

    Im sure resolutions will continue beyond 4K.. since Red have a 5K digital camera.. and Sony have an 8K one.
     
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    Pixel density of an S4 or HTC One show that pc screens will be capable of much more than 4k when its viable to build them.

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  13. Frontl1ne

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    Not sure if you already knew, but I think 10bit will be a requirement for 4K monitors.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rec._2020
     
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    ....... :eek:
     
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    Hopefully a monitor for the masses that is a cheap 25" monitor that does 1920x1080 at 90 or 100Hz with 2ms grey-grey and covers the Adobe colour space accurately.
     
  16. cal0006

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    4k on a 27inch display. :thumbup:

    It's a shame in current consumer tech, we're limited to 1080p. Obviously there are higher res displays out there but it's a sudden jump to $600 or so for entry level higher resolution displays.
     
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    This. Quality over speed thanks. 24" in Size.
     
  18. Dr Evil

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    Have you ever used a 27" on 1440p? Anything bigger then that you'll probably need glasses. 4k res will probably only benefit 32" & higher.
     
  19. power

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    We aren't limited, it's just that that is what consumers currently buy, that's where the money is.

    I've seen people buy those 27" displays at crazy high res and then they want them to be 1024*768.

    The main reason many users buy large screens unfortunately is to make things bigger, not higher res :(

    I plugged one of these into a MacBook Air - the user then wanted 1024*768, it's native res is 2560*1440 and looks amazing at that res too.
     
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    That's because people are stupid.

    I'm really happy with my $300 1440P 120HZ for the moment. I could use another 3 of them though :p
     

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