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# 214783 28-May-2017 13:11
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The other day I bought a Samsung U28E590D, not specifically for its 4K features, but primarily because more screen real estate over the Samsung 23-inch I had  would be helpful in my work. My card is an old one, a Radeon HD 6870, but if I understood this table from its specs pdf, I should at least  be able to get 1920*1200 out of it. That increase would actually be OK for my work purposes.

 

 

 

Despite this, I seem to be stuck at 1920*1080 - the same resolution I had with my 23-inch monitor.

 

 

 

I have installed the Samsung monitor's driver, updated the AMD Radeon driver, and have spent much time since Friday trying to find a fix. The monitor has 2 HDMI inputs, I've tried both. I've also tried unchecking the GPU upscaling option shown ticked in the above screenshot. Is there no way to get a display resolution higher than 1920*1080?


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  # 1790620 28-May-2017 13:46
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Its 16:9 ratio, hence 1920x1080. 1920x1200 is a resolution for 16:10 displays.





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  # 1790621 28-May-2017 13:48
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Thank you! So this means that with my current card, I am in fact stuck with 1920*1080? 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1790624 28-May-2017 13:53
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As mentioned that's a 16:10 ratio not 16:9 so will not work unless you monitor supports a 16:10 aspect ratio

 

It took me about 30 seconds to Google the manual and see the list of supported resolutions, of which 1920 x 1200 is not one.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1790626 28-May-2017 13:55
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stuartjmz:

 

Thank you! So this means that with my current card, I am in fact stuck with 1920*1080? 

 

 

Unless you GFX card supports 2540 x 1440 or 3840 x 2160 the answer is yes.

 

 




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  # 1790631 28-May-2017 13:59
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Thanks, that is helpful. I will keep searching to find the answer to that question.


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  # 1790734 28-May-2017 17:48
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The card does support higher resolutions, but not with an hdmi cable output.

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  # 1790745 28-May-2017 18:24
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The answers above have been very helpful, which is why I expressed sincere thanks to everyone who generously gave of their time to reply. 

 

 

 

The replies to my query have helped clarify something I was confused about and provided context for some Google results that I had come across yesterday. The reason I asked here was that I had read search results describing resolutions higher than 1920*1080 over HDMI cable with my card. Thanks to the answers above, I knew what to look for in the further search I alluded to. I know now that these results were only possible by overclocking, which is not something I can be bothered doing with a card that's nearly 7 years old. 


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