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Can my Gigabyte GA 78LMT-USB3 handle a 4K TV?


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#1 ikbol

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:04 PM

I'm wondering whether to buy a  LG 42UB820V or 40in version - both 4K - 

 

3840 x 2160 - partly for use as monitor.

 

Can my Gigabyte GA 78LMT-USB3 handle it (or what would be needed for it to handle it)?

 

Here are Belarc Advisor details on my computer:

 

 

Processor a    

3.50 gigahertz AMD FX-6300 Six-Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (3 total)
Hyper-threaded (6 total)

 

Main Circuit Board

Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. FA 04/23/2013

 

Memory Modules

8174 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' is Empty
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' has 8192 MB

 

Display

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 [Display adapter]
ViewSonic VX2703 SERIES [Monitor] (27.2"vis, s/n T8G123100279, July 2012)

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:51 PM

You ask if your Gigabyte GA 78LMT-USB3 can handle the 4k, which is incorrect.  This part is the motherboard and has close to nothing to do with you computer's ability to process graphics at 4k.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 [Display adapter] : This is the video card, which is what processes what gets displayed to the monitor, as well as processing graphics in games or rendering.

The 610 model is severely underpowered for running 4k on, and existed well before 4k became popular.  It does not have the power to run this.

For using a 4k monitor, I would recommend at least a GTX 750ti, and that is if you are not playing any games.  If you are, we can talk about it.

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Edited by ihavanswer, 12 January 2015 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:36 AM

Thanks so much. Yes, I'm pig ignorant, yes "uhavanswer" - just the answer I wanted. So I can just install a 

Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 750Ti 2GB PCI-E card

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IGQ4UX8/ref=asc_df_B00IGQ4UX823672722?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=hawk-trd-pm-21&linkCode=df0&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B00IGQ4UX8

 

and my computer will work with a 4k tv? Or do I need to do anything else as well - change PSU etc?

 

Many thx again. You've been v helpful.

 



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:40 AM

P.S. I see this is the best-seller in this class

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-GDDR5-PCI-Express/dp/B00ICUGOP0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421149091&sr=8-1&keywords=Asus+GTX750TI-OC-2GD5+Graphics+Card+GeForce+GTX+750Ti#customerReviews

 

That works too with Gigabyte?



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

Yes, it will work with the motherboard, but about the power supply:

You need to check, it should be above 400 watts

it should also have an available 6 pin cable.

if it does not, you will need a new power supply to use these cards

also, is this just for general work or for gaming?


Edited by ihavanswer, 13 January 2015 - 02:37 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

Many thx. I saw BTW articles saying that a GTX 780 Ti is the min. for handling 4k at 40 fps. - wh. if true seriously bumps up the price for handling 4k on computer.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

It depends what you want to do.  If you want to play games, you need that card.  The 750ti is the minimum that supports 4k.






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