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Computer to run 4k TV

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:26 pm

I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but this seems like a good general area. I've been tasked with coming up with a 4k TV and a computer to power the display. The engineering department wants a high resolution device that will display AutoCAD maps and such. I've seen a few TV's around $1000-1500 and those seem pretty straight forward, my biggest concern is how to connect a PC up to the 4k TV and be able to use all that resolution. Is there any specific HDMI standards I need to look at? What is the bare-minimum I need for a graphics card?

Thanks for the help, I haven't been following the 4k TV hype at all so I'm just trying to get an idea of how much this is all going to cost us.
 
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Re: Computer to run 4k TV

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:38 pm

There are HDMI standards that you'll need. HDMI 1.4a is what you're looking for. The graphics card will need to be HDMI 1.4a compatible too, but they usually make a big deal about it so it's not hard to see.
 
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Re: Computer to run 4k TV

Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:29 pm

Are the CAD files 2D or 3D?
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Re: Computer to run 4k TV

Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:36 pm

Just 2D maps, nothing that requires any 3D horsepower, although I'm guessing I'm going to have to spend some cash for a GPU that can handle 4k resolutions.
 
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Re: Computer to run 4k TV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:54 am

5150 wrote:
Just 2D maps, nothing that requires any 3D horsepower, although I'm guessing I'm going to have to spend some cash for a GPU that can handle 4k resolutions.


Haswell supports 4k output. According to Anandtech this actually depends on the model you're using. Intel blames these failures on the motherboard so maybe don't skimp on that part?

I'd give this a try first before buying a GPU if you're only doing 2d.

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