High resolution monitors

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I have a question regarding the high resolution monitors now becoming available at a (sort of) affordable price. 

Currently I use 2 x 24” monitors, running at 1920 x 1280.  I’m running out of real estate:  I typically run SSDR and perhaps Chrome or Outlook on one monitor, with Log4OM, WSJT-X, JT Macros and JTAlert on the second one.  Looking at options, 2560 x 1440 or even the 4K monitors running 3840 x 2160 might be logical choices, both available in 28” – 29” screen sizes. 

Something I’ve never been sure of:  can I run different resolutions from the same graphics card, perhaps 1920 x 1280 on one of my existing monitors, and a higher resolution on another? Financially that would hurt less as I could just upgrade the one monitor initially.  Running Windows 8.1 64 bit.  

As far as I can see, my Radeon R9 270 2Gb card would be capable, and as well as the 2 DVI sockets I now use there are unused DisplayPort and HDMI sockets.  Alternatively I guess I could have a 3 monitor setup by using both my existing monitors plus a nice new higher resolution one!  Now, how to make more room on my desk...!

Jeff – G4IUA

 
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No problem, I do it all the time. I'm running Win8.1 64 bit
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Jeff:

As Bob said, "No problem."  I too was running out of real estate and it was creating a real focus problem.  I had two Dell Ultrabright 23" 1920 x 1080 and a Sony 40" 1080p TV.  I replaced the Dell monitors, which are otherwise fine monitors, with two ASUS PB287Q 28" 4K monitors and now I have enough real estate, at least for now.  The ASUS monitors will rotate vertically and horizontally.  I still haven't decided which I like best.

Reg

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Jeff,

I recently bought an Iiyama 28" UHD screen and directly returned it to the seller as the resolution is so high that the icons and applications became hard to read. Upscaling is not an option for me. Why to buy a high-res device and then scale it up?

I ordered 3 24" Iiyama Full-HD screens and now I am totally happy with it.

By the way: graphics card GTX780Ti

VY73
Tom
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Thanks for the responses.  At the moment I feel drawn towards a 2560 x 1440 monitor, keeping either one or both my existing 24" 1920 x 1080 monitors.  I just think a 4K monitor would make everything too small for comfortable viewing (as per Tom's experience), whereas 2560 x 1440 might hit the Goldilocks spot.  It doesn’t take long to run out of screen space.  Giving SSDR prime position but also displaying a logbook, FLDigi, JT65 or whatever...very quickly display space becomes a real issue.

Any further ideas welcome.

Jeff - G4IUA

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I am using Asus PB287Q (3840x2160) and Eizo EV2736W (2560x1440) like below on Windows 8.1.  It works fine with GeForce GTX660.I
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Takeshi, where did you find that beautiful polar map with grayline, dozo?

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This is the map included in Logger32 controlling rotor.
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Jeff - G4IUA

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Thanks for the picture Takeshi.  I was just concerned that everything might be too small on a UHD monitor, but clearly your mix of monitors works as your picture shows.

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+1 for 2 x 2560x1440 monitors (Asus PB278Q won on price/performance and local availability at Fry's) as a floor to run SSDR + logging software.  DXLabs is not very screen-space efficient.  GTX750Ti video card solved my performance problems for now.  Waiting to see if it holds together in contest conditions with more signals in the pan.