36.4-inch monitor has 4,096 x 2,160 resolution, will set you back $36,000

By Emil · 24 replies
Jun 21, 2011
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  1. Eizo Nanao has announced the DuraVision FDH3601, an industrial 36.4-inch LED-backlit monitor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution. It will set you back a whopping ¥2,880,000 ($36,000). The good news is…

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    just when i thought Apple's 27" Cinema Display was out of my reach.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    When I saw the title of this I expected to see the display bezel to, at the very least, be gold plated. I'm disappointed... It may not look it, but it is an impressive display according to the specs. Very overpriced I think, as the technology isn't anything new. We can jam 1920x1200 resolutions into under 16" laptop displays, there's no reason why they can't double that resolution on a display over 2x the size for a reasonable cost, say, under $8K...

    Oh... you got this reversed.... "as well as normal and maximum power consumptions of 350W and 162W, respectively."
  4. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 191   +38

    I'm not even sure how one could actually use this display being that ALL current desktop GPU's only support a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 per display. Even the workstation GPU's have this limitation.

    Makes me wonder if this monitor's scaler can reliably upscale source material to the native res. If so, that's just amazing.
  5. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 191   +38

    Nevermind, after looking at the inputs I can see how this display gets around the 2560x1600 limitation. It uses two dual-link DVI ports (left and right) or two DP ports (also left and right) per GPU to achieve 4096x2160.

    That means just about anyone with a decent GPU that supports multiple monitors could use this beast of a display.
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    "1,073.74 million colors "

    Wouldn't it make sense to call it 1.07 billion like every other IPS monitor maker does?
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I just want to see the benchmarks for Crysis at that resolution
  8. Damn,if the warranty was 25 years I'd be all over this.
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Also that's about $1000 per inch. WHAT A STEAL!
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Yep definitely a deal breaker ;)
  11. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Why don't you buy Dell's 27", the specs and price on that baby are quite remarkable…
  12. $36,000 for a monitor... mmmm... haahaha hahahha hahhaha jaja jaja jajaja !!!

    it's a joke !!!

    come on give me a break !!!
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Just buy a hi def tv. You'd get half the resolution, but are your eyes that perfect?
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Well, NO they don't. A single link DVI supports 2560x1600, A Dual-link DVI (i.e. using two DVI output/input per card/monitor can display WQUXGA (3840x2400) type resolutions just fine -albeit with GTF blanking....which is why the monitor has two DVI-D in connectors.
    I you had bothered to follow the product link, you might also have seen that the monitor has provision for two DisplayPort inputs - thats 2 x 2560x1600 @ 30 bit colour depth.
    You've not heard of Eyefinity?....or maybe gaming surround ? Virtually any decent workstation card will run a 4K panel (see page 3)
    I'd venture that the "source" material is being downscaled more often than not. Not everyone needs a monitor to play Battlefield 3 at 19x10

    For example....these guys
  15. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    Okay I want one :) Sadly cannot afford one, well its either this or a new car LOL
  16. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    ha ha "it has to be NEC or Eizo at that price" was the first thing I thought when I saw the title.
  17. That thing is an insult to my 21 inch crt tv. Die monster dieeeeee.
  18. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 191   +38

    Apparently you missed my second post (which funnily enough was right under my first post). Anyway, I now understand how this display gets around the 2560x1600 limitation.

    By the way, the 2560x1600 limitation I'm referring to is PER OUTPUT (DL-DVI,HDMI, DP, etc..). Unfortunately, there are no GPUs available that can output more than 2560x1600@60Hz per output.

    EYEfinity and SLI surround are irrelevant because they use multiple ports on a single GPU to output resolutions beyond 2560x1600 at 60Hz. But yeah, if you makes you feel better I do know that these technologies exist.

    Also, you are incorrect about the DVI spec. Single-link DVI will only support a max res of 2098×1311 (16:10 ratio) at 60Hz. WQUXGA is supported only at 17Hz over single-link DVI, which is pretty much useless for just about anybody (unless you want to view some static images).

    Dual-link DVI can support 2560x1600@60Hz, but WQUXGA (3840×2400) is only supported at 33Hz with GTF banking. Using a refresh rate under 60Hz is unacceptable for most content, so this is why
    2560x1600 is considered the maximum (usable) resolution for modern GPUs.

    Bottom line? This display requires two dual-link DVI ports (or two DP ports) to achieve 4096 x 2160@60Hz.
  19. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    because it looks like a damn ugly plastic godzilla, and it's not LED back it.
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    So I did. But then, I expect people to understand the function of the "Edit" button also. Looks like I'm 0 for 2.
    Not many cards don't support more than one output as far as I'm aware. And for those that do, there's always Matrox.......the next obvious question being; Who is likely to drop $36k on a monitor and not have a "decent gpu" to pair it to?
  21. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    Just bought one.
    U jelly?
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Lookin' at getting one of these for the den. Just need to find out if I can run it with a home theatre type card (maybe HD 5450 ?)
  23. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    lol, I think I'd have to break out the credit card for that one :V
  24. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Those words...they just keep jumping off the paragraphs.
  25. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    24 year warranty? Common lets face it... this will be the standard in 6 - 8 years. At the most!!

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