Cheapest video card that supports dual monitors (4k @60Hz)?

n1losaur

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I just purchased a 4k monitor and realized that my video card does not support full 4k resolution at 60Hz. My new video card will need to be able to power the following:
  • Dell 27" 4k @60Hz
  • Dell 23" 1080p @60Hz

Note that this is my work computer and I will not be doing any graphic-intensive tasks (video editing, watching HD movies, playing games, etc.).

What is the cheapest graphics card that will fit my needs?
 

defaultluser

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Cheapest card at retail with DisplayPort is GTX 750 ti.

Might find something cheaper used, but unlikely.
 
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gtx950 is going ot be your cheapest option.

the 900 series are the only cards out that support hdmi 2.0, which is currently the only option to display 4k@60hz.
 

jbc029

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gtx950 is going ot be your cheapest option.

the 900 series are the only cards out that support hdmi 2.0, which is currently the only option to display 4k@60hz.

Flat out, no. *Any* displayport manufactured with the 1.2 spec or later will push 4k@60. It's been part of displayport 1.2 since it was released, and yes, DP will pass all of the audio along just like HDMI.

Just about anything made with a displayport connector will get you where you need to go. If it doesn't have a DP connector, then only a 9xx series HDMI will get you there at 60Hz.
 

defaultluser

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Edited. confused by two different Visiontek 5450 models.

Let us know if that DisplayPort actually does 60 Hz :D
 
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n1losaur

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Edited. confused by two different Visiontek 5450 models.

Let us know if that DisplayPort actually does 60 Hz :D

Installed the HD 5450 today and hooked up the monitor via DisplayPort. The best this card will do is 3840 x 2160 @30Hz or 2560 x 1440 @60Hz. A prompt popped up that says the card is DisplayPort 1.1a.

Kind of a bummer - guess I'll just need to get used to 30Hz. :(
 
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