4k Monitor: is it supported from my laptops?

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4k Monitor: is it supported from my laptops?

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Hi,

I'm going to buy a new monitor to be used with my laptop.
Above 27', maybe a 32', maybe a 4 k monitor. It will be used for office applications and (mostly) to watch movies.
I'm not interested in games.

Well. I have 2 laptops, with these graphic cards:

- the "old" one with a nvidia geforce g105m
- the "new" one with a amd radeon r9 m375.

The amd radeon should support 4k, right? See here.
Or I am wrong? See here.

The first one, as far as I found on the web, has a max. resolution of 2560*1600. It means, that it doesn't support 4k.
I'm not surprised.
Will I be still able to use a 4k monitor with this laptop and a resolution e.g. of 1920*1080 (full HD)?

Thanks a lot for your opinions!
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Re: 4k Monitor: is it supported from my laptops?

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palimmo wrote: The amd radeon should support 4k, right? See here.
Or I am wrong? See here.
It’s often hard to find reliable info on real world performance dealing with maximum resolution and refresh rates, and there is little info on the Radeon R9 M375. It appears the video chip is theoretically capable of 4K but performance will be poor. The info on this website shows 2 - 3 FPS at 4K in a game:
https://technical.city/en/video/Radeon-R9-M375

I am doubtful that it will deliver glitch-free 4K in Linux, if it will even work at all, perhaps at a 24 Hz refresh rate. Hopefully another user with actual experience with this video chip will respond.
palimmo wrote: The first one, as far as I found on the web, has a max. resolution of 2560*1600. It means, that it doesn't support 4k.
I'm not surprised.
Will I be still able to use a 4k monitor with this laptop and a resolution e.g. of 1920*1080 (full HD)?
I would expect yes.

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Does gaming on 4k require the same amount of resources as watching movies on 4k?
I'm not interested in gaming at all.

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palimmo wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Does gaming on 4k require the same amount of resources as watching movies on 4k?
Probably similar for very simple games but it can be a lot more for very graphics intensive 3D games requiring more graphics processing to display more complex visual effects.

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does modern intel i5 eith integrated GPU support 4k movies? Or is it necessary a graphic card with dedicated memory?
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It depends on what graphics chip was used. To determine that, you need to know the exact processor chip used. If Mint is already installed, then use the command inxi -CG

Otherwise, you need to know the exact processor used and then find what graphics chip comes with that chip at one of these two web sites:
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... abel122139
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_I ... units#Gen7

I know the HD 615 and anything above it will do 4K:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... s-615.html

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