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

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by n1losaur, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. n1losaur

    n1losaur n00bie

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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?
     
  2. Sta!nless

    Sta!nless Gawd

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    I think a GT 720 will work. Roughly $45.
     
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    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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  4. JustReason

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    If they are for just work, does your work require 60Hz operation?
     
  5. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Even for just work, the refresh rate at 30hz gives a lot of people (myself included) a huge headache.
     
  6. defaultluser

    defaultluser [H]ardForum Junkie

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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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  7. another-user

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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.
     
  8. jbc029

    jbc029 Limp Gawd

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    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.
     
  9. n1losaur

    n1losaur n00bie

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  11. 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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  12. n1losaur

    n1losaur n00bie

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    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. :(