lobbythis wrote:Straight from Nvidia:
2 - 3840x2160 at 30Hz or 4096x2160 at 24Hz supported over HDMI. 4096x2160 (including 3840x2160) at 60Hz supported over Displayport.
If you want full 4K, you need an adapter to convert the HDMI on the card to DisplayPort to connect to the monitor. And, that HDMI cable will probably need to be version 2.0 because the old 1.4 does not support 4K.
Otherwise, run 1080p over standard HDMI on both computer and monitor.
You have a sweet setup. There is absolutely no need to return it because of this. Both card and monitor are compatible.
So, if I understand this correctly...
The female HDMI port in the monitor is more primitive than version 2.0, making it less desirable as a display option. I don't think I even have an HDMI cable yet.
The fact that I have a video card pre-installed means that the computer is not directing the video signal through the motherboard. I have the Displayport cable running from the motherboard to the monitor (which is how the cables fit) but there is no signal getting through because the graphics signal is trying to go through the video card. I could disable the video card and use the computer without an adapter, but it would be a lot less powerful than it should be for what I'm paying. One of the reviews indicates that there is a tradeoff here, which I find confusing. I was taught that using a video card was basically always better than having graphics go through the motherboard. Is this a case of an unusually powerful motherboard and an unusually weak graphics card?
So I think what I need to do is to connect the female HDMI port on the tower to the female "little" Displayport on the monitor. To do this, I should get an adapter with a male HDMI version 2.0 (not 1.4) end (to put in the tower) and a female "big" Displayport end (to connect to the "big" male end of my existing Displayport cable
(which is currently plugged into the motherboard).
With the "big" male Displayport end of my existing cable attached to the female "big" Displayport end of the adapter, I'll then plug the "little" male Displayport cable into the "little" female Displayport slot on the monitor.
*I guess I could also just get one cable, male at both ends, to connect the "small" Displayport on the monitor to the HDMI 2.0 on the tower.*