is 1920x1080 highest resolution Windows 7/8 supports - planned support for 4k movies?

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  1. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    What is the highest resolution on a single monitor that Windows 7/8 currently supports? On my Samsung 21.5" monitor it happens to be 1920x1080 which is the standard HD resolution. But with all the stuff I am seeing/reading regarding 4k televisions and movies I am curious if Microsoft has mentioned plans to implement these screen resolutions(or if they already have) for the coming 4K movie generation.

    I would love to have a monitor with a resolution of 3840x2160. That would eliminate the need for ever having to hook up two separate monitors. At least for me.
     
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    Chiefcrowe Diamond Member

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    I believe it just depends on the highest res that your video card supports. Does anyone know if that is not the case?
     
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    tomt4535 Golden Member

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    Your hardware and drivers have a lot more to do with it than the OS would. Since your monitor supports a maximum of 1920x1080, that is probably the max resolution available in the display settings. Check your video card to make sure it supports the higher resolution and make sure you have the latest drivers.
     
  5. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    But if you think its a limitation of my monitor, maybe someone can chime in who is using a resolution on Windows that is larger than 1920x1080, that will solve the mystery for me. Because if I can get a bigger desktop by buying a new monitor, I will be doing it yesterday.

    *EDIT*: Okay, nevermind. I just checked on NewEgg. They do sell monitors with resolutions of 2560x1440. I want one of those now but $549 for a Samsung? Wow.
     
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    Rocking fine on an IPS 27" 1440p here.

    If you want a larger resolution then 1080p, be aware that you need to use dual-link DVI or Displayport. HDMI/single-link DVI can't do more then 1080p. Some can do 1200p, but for some inexplicable reason there are HDMI ports out there limited to 1080p. HDMI 2.0 is an option too, but I haven't seen any monitors that use it yet.
     
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    I'm using a 1920x1200; don't know if they still make them or not. Most have gone to the more traditional 1920x1080 but I don't remember ever having trouble with support and I've used it on several systems and hardware configurations and including both XP 64bit and 32 and now Windows7.
     
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    This
     
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    bbhaag Diamond Member

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    I'm also using a 1920x1200 monitor running 8.1. I did have to switch from HDMI to DVI though. Thankfully my GT430 has both outputs.
     
  10. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    For the record, Win7 supports an absurd maximum resolution. I can't remember quite what it is (one of the old AMD Eyefinity reviews listed it), but it's 16K x 8K, or something like that.
     
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    Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor - P2815Q, 28 inch TN panel lcd, 3840 x 2160 resolution (4K)
    roughly around $600 with coupon on the deal sites.

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=6099&l=en&sku=210-ACHO