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    It was loud and hot even with just the two 290X cards. With the 295x2, it is just ridiculous, so system will be water cooled. Power supply is 1500W, so works fine.

    Nvidia cards are nice too, but I felt there was better support for OpenCL/GL with the AMDs when I got the system.

    Will post some pics.
    I see, I guess that for certain complex compute applications AMD cards are still on top, but CUDA has better support for many graphics rendering applications that I would prefer.

    One thing I want to point out is that you can't cheat physics, if your system generates 1000W+ of heat, those watts will end up in your room. All that better cooling systems do is improve the rate at which you can get heat away from individual chips and then out of the case, and watercooling aims to get heat to the radiators as fast as possible, so that the heat can be dispensed without increasing the case temperature.

    Peltier and phase-change cooling even allow you to go sub-zero (or at least sub-ambient), but those methods require devices that have their own power supplies and so on, and you end up with a greater total power draw and noise anyway. But that's not what these systems are for, cooling is about keeping your components cool, not reducing their TDP, which is based only on the underlying technology and amount of load.

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    The Dell 27 is not an IPS panel, it is a TN panel, hence the lower price. Only the 24 and 32 are IPS as far as I know.
    it's IPS, and 60hz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    it's IPS, and 60hz
    Sorry, my mistake. I confused it with the Dell 28" that was released along with the 32" at a much lower price.

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    Revisiting this old thread......

    So, Ed, which one did you end up buying?

    I am now looking for a replacement to my NECs as they are losing the calibration every few days and are not identical any more, have to calibrate repeatedly and even then one is slightly different - either cooler or warmer than the other. Don't know which is the right one either since my printer does not match up 100% with either of them.

    The 4K Eizo is now available, but is prohibitive in price. I wonder if it is necessary to go for the 'automatic calibration' model. I am reluctant to buy NEC again as they require their own calibration devices and software.

    However, it seems pointless not to go for 4K since that looks like the way forward.

    Hmmmm...... dilemma indeed. Anybody has experience with the LG/Viewsonic/Dell/Sharp models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    I am now looking for a replacement to my NECs as they are losing the calibration every few days and are not identical any more, have to calibrate repeatedly and even then one is slightly different - either cooler or warmer than the other. Don't know which is the right one either since my printer does not match up 100% with either of them.

    The 4K Eizo is now available, but is prohibitive in price. I wonder if it is necessary to go for the 'automatic calibration' model. I am reluctant to buy NEC again as they require their own calibration devices and software.

    However, it seems pointless not to go for 4K since that looks like the way forward.

    Hmmmm...... dilemma indeed. Anybody has experience with the LG/Viewsonic/Dell/Sharp models?

    Funny that this thread is resurrected at this point ... as I just scrapped my monitor and video card and moved to a 5K Dell monitor. Best thing I have done in a couple of years computer wise.

    So I imagined that I would get the NEW MAC PRO but pricing it like my 2010 Mac Pro with a 5K monitor was north of $12K ... and I am not unhappy with the speed or storage of my present machine...just gets pretty warm in my office during the summer. With 15TB of fast HDs it generates a bit of heat.

    I discovered that you can run an EVGA Nvidia GTX Titan X card in the older Mac Pros ... it has the fastest CUDA specs available and has 12GB memory with dual display ports to run 4 or 5K at 60 HZ.

    I added the Dell UP2715K monitor ... about $1900 street price and am stunned at how the extra speed and resolution help ... video and Photoshop never looked this good. It covers 100% Adobe RGB and is easily profiled with my i1 spectrophotometer - reminders at 4 weeks to re-profile but on my old Dell it rarely needed updating. Or maybe at times I am a bit lazy.

    4K fonts in system are ok ... at 5K they are marginal but if you know your programs you can switch to 5K when in Photoshop or Premiere and back to 2550x1440 on the fly.

    Some small wake from sleep issues with the USB 3 hub in the monitor but not enough to be a challenge ... and you can restart to bring it to life.

    These guys can flash the card to make it Apple compatible if you desire ...

    http://www.macvidcards.com/store/p44...n_X_12_GB.html

    No specific Apple drivers ... even in El Capitan which I am running the GM release but Nvidia has a downloadable driver and CUDA update that is stellar.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Funny that this thread is resurrected at this point ... as I just scrapped my monitor and video card and moved to a 5K Dell monitor. Best thing I have done in a couple of years computer wise.

    So I imagined that I would get the NEW MAC PRO but pricing it like my 2010 Mac Pro with a 5K monitor was north of $12K ... and I am not unhappy with the speed or storage of my present machine...just gets pretty warm in my office during the summer. With 15TB of fast HDs it generates a bit of heat.

    I discovered that you can run an EVGA Nvidia GTX Titan X card in the older Mac Pros ... it has the fastest CUDA specs available and has 12GB memory with dual display ports to run 4 or 5K at 60 HZ.

    I added the Dell UP2715K monitor ... about $1900 street price and am stunned at how the extra speed and resolution help ... video and Photoshop never looked this good. It covers 100% Adobe RGB and is easily profiled with my i1 spectrophotometer - reminders at 4 weeks to re-profile but on my old Dell it rarely needed updating. Or maybe at times I am a bit lazy.

    4K fonts in system are ok ... at 5K they are marginal but if you know your programs you can switch to 5K when in Photoshop or Premiere and back to 2550x1440 on the fly.

    Some small wake from sleep issues with the USB 3 hub in the monitor but not enough to be a challenge ... and you can restart to bring it to life.

    These guys can flash the card to make it Apple compatible if you desire ...

    http://www.macvidcards.com/store/p44...n_X_12_GB.html

    No specific Apple drivers ... even in El Capitan which I am running the GM release but Nvidia has a downloadable driver and CUDA update that is stellar.

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    Thanks Bob, very helpful.

    I did take the plunge last year with the Trash Can so video cards and power is not (hopefully) going to be an issue.

    Just looked at the Dell website, they do not have a 5K in 30 inch size and the 4K is not 4096X2160 like the Eizo, but not sure that will make a huge difference. Having gotten used to two NEC 30" screens on my desk, I want the same amount of real estate, though I see that higher resolution of the 5K would provide that and more. Perhaps in this case 27 inches is quite enough.

    What is the uniformity of the panels? Even my NECs are slightly uneven here, but that's the IPS problem with large panels I suppose.

    So with the Dell, the question may be the 32 inch 4K vs the 27 inch 5K which has more pixels. One thing I found in the past is that Dell service wrt returns is really good, much better than B&H here.

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    I saw one review that put it a bit higher than the iMac 5K display and seemed to think it not a major issue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEjeVjq5irk

    Ads and not completely biased towards photography.

    Mine profiles with the i1 Display Pro software to a very consistent look without visible variance of note ... but I am not scrutinizing white black and greyscale screens looking for major
    issues. One review suggested that this 27 is not a stitched panel so no side to side differences ... just variance as you approach the outer limits of the screen.

    If you are using two 30 inch screens then this will seem too small even at 5K. I replaced a 27 Dell high def screen so I am overwhelmed with the real estate and still have a desk that I am
    completely at peace with ... mine dealk is part of a set of built in book shelves and my space dictates size of screen.

    The Dell should be seamless with the trashcan as you have Apple bios native.

    The Eizo supposedly uses a LG panel renamed with their profiling hardware which is purported to be convenient but not at the level of a stand alone spectrophotometer ... I was going to order the
    24 when I decided to take a chance on the Dell. I think that other than a full time business it would be hard to pay for the 32 Eizo when there are others than can be profiled.

    Another issue is that we are in the infancy of this level of display ... not that prices will plummet at this level but hopefully consistency and longevity will improve in a generation of two.

    Bob

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    Another vote for the NEC PA272W. Even my IT friend was taken with it. It's a 2560 resolution and you might need a new monitor card to get 2560 (I did). It's heavy and built to last and just excellent for working files.
    I was urged to get a 4K monitor by another friend, but you can't use them for internet surfing very well + I have a 4K television and have seen very, very little 4K programming or movies. And the satellite and cable companies don't seem to care much about catching up.
    Good luck with your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrew View Post
    I was urged to get a 4K monitor by another friend, but you can't use them for internet surfing very well

    John on the Mac Command + gives you any size font in Safari you want:

    Name:  Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 6.17.37 PM.jpg
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    This is at 4K....

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    I saw one review that put it a bit higher than the iMac 5K display and seemed to think it not a major issue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEjeVjq5irk

    Ads and not completely biased towards photography.

    Mine profiles with the i1 Display Pro software to a very consistent look without visible variance of note ... but I am not scrutinizing white black and greyscale screens looking for major
    issues. One review suggested that this 27 is not a stitched panel so no side to side differences ... just variance as you approach the outer limits of the screen.

    If you are using two 30 inch screens then this will seem too small even at 5K. I replaced a 27 Dell high def screen so I am overwhelmed with the real estate and still have a desk that I am
    completely at peace with ... mine dealk is part of a set of built in book shelves and my space dictates size of screen.

    The Dell should be seamless with the trashcan as you have Apple bios native.

    The Eizo supposedly uses a LG panel renamed with their profiling hardware which is purported to be convenient but not at the level of a stand alone spectrophotometer ... I was going to order the
    24 when I decided to take a chance on the Dell. I think that other than a full time business it would be hard to pay for the 32 Eizo when there are others than can be profiled.

    Another issue is that we are in the infancy of this level of display ... not that prices will plummet at this level but hopefully consistency and longevity will improve in a generation of two.

    Bob

    I think my Mac Pro will not be able to run two of these since they each require two 1.2 display port feeds.

    The Eizo flexscan 31" for a little more money sounds better though it does not go to 4096 on the long side. However, from what I have been able to determine, it is also not capable of independent software calibration and you simply have to pick the various settings yourself manually. Don't know if that is such a good idea. If it can be calibrated, then that would be my choice I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    John on the Mac Command + gives you any size font in Safari you want:

    Name:  Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 6.17.37 PM.jpg
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Size:  28.0 KB

    This is at 4K....

    Bob
    Wow, that display is stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    The Eizo flexscan 31" for a little more money sounds better though it does not go to 4096 on the long side. However, from what I have been able to determine, it is also not capable of independent software calibration and you simply have to pick the various settings yourself manually. Don't know if that is such a good idea. If it can be calibrated, then that would be my choice I think.
    If this is the monitor ... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...cklit_ips.html

    It looks to be 8 bit color and no Adobe RGB ... add about $4000 to get 10 bit Adobe RGB and self profiling in the new
    31 inch ... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0_ips_lcd.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    If this is the monitor ... Eizo EV3237FX-BK LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor EV3237FX-BK B&H

    It looks to be 8 bit color and no Adobe RGB ... add about $4000 to get 10 bit Adobe RGB and self profiling in the new
    31 inch ... Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K 31.1" Widescreen LED CG318-4K B&H

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    Right, to get 3~4x the resolution you need to pay as many times for 4K, while keeping things apples-to-apples in terms of panel quality. The PA272 is pretty much the perfect photo editing 1440p panel, if you go up to 4K you'll be either paying too much or getting lesser panel quality, even if it will be noticeable only to particularly critical eyes.

    John on the Mac Command + gives you any size font in Safari you want:
    CMD+ isn't reliable though, it will scale generated content on modern websites well enough, but older sites or those that are dependent on raster graphics or with poor coding will start breaking up.
    The retina MacBook, I believe, has a function that's capable of scaling on a per-application/window basis, which I think should become a standard function for all systems.

    Having used the 5K iMac myself... I can't say that I was particularly blown away by the display, as well as the need to zoom in 200% to get a bead on whether the image is sharp or in focus. Maybe I was expecting too much going in, but the reduction in performance kept me from paying attention to the image quality, when it takes a couple seconds just to zoom into a 645Z image in Lightroom, it kinda takes you out of the experience. The display concept is good - it's simply paired to an underpowered mobile chip and can't be connected to any other computer if you do want more power.
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    I have had the LG 31MU 4k for couple of months, driven by a Mac Pro. Great monitor, calibration, Adobe RGB, decent price. Eizo is way too expensive in comparison, and my last Eizo broke down after 7 years, which I think is too short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erlingmm View Post
    I have had the LG 31MU 4k for couple of months, driven by a Mac Pro. Great monitor, calibration, Adobe RGB, decent price. Eizo is way too expensive in comparison, and my last Eizo broke down after 7 years, which I think is too short.
    The reviews of the LG suggest that calibration is a problem, either does not stay or is very difficult to do. Otherwise it seemed the best option in terms of value for money.

    I think it is still a bit early in the 4K-5K world.

    I might just have to wait it out a bit longer with my NECs, no way spending $6K for the Eizo. I will need two of those since I am so used to a dual monitor setup. That is a crazy amount of money for monitors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    The reviews of the LG suggest that calibration is a problem, either does not stay or is very difficult to do. Otherwise it seemed the best option in terms of value for money.

    I think it is still a bit early in the 4K-5K world.

    I might just have to wait it out a bit longer with my NECs, no way spending $6K for the Eizo. I will need two of those since I am so used to a dual monitor setup. That is a crazy amount of money for monitors!
    Do you have a link or two to describing the calibration problems on the LG?
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    Having used the 5K iMac myself...the reduction in performance kept me from paying attention to the image quality, when it takes a couple seconds just to zoom into a 645Z image in Lightroom, it kinda takes you out of the experience. The display concept is good - it's simply paired to an underpowered mobile chip and can't be connected to any other computer if you do want more power.
    The iMac truly is not strong enough for this audience ... great for home casual use.

    The dual D700s are almost mandatory for the size of files in MF photography or video.

    The Nvidia GTX Titan X with 12GB vram opens and zooms almost instantaneously with my Leica S files in photoshop ... I assume the dual D700 with 6GB cram
    each would be a similar level of performance.

    Command + is limiting but good enough for text ... at my age it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    The iMac truly is not strong enough for this audience ... great for home casual use.

    The dual D700s are almost mandatory for the size of files in MF photography or video.

    The Nvidia GTX Titan X with 12GB vram opens and zooms almost instantaneously with my Leica S files in photoshop ... I assume the dual D700 with 6GB cram
    each would be a similar level of performance.

    Command + is limiting but good enough for text ... at my age it helps.

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    For CUDA supported apps, the Titan X will run circles around the D700's. In fact, AFAIK, most apps do not use both D700's, only one. I have GTX 980 in one of the cMP's and will install a Titan X in the other, as I believe there is nothing more powerful for CUDA supported Mac apps. The new GTX 980 Ti (6GB) is a great lower cost alternative to the Titan X. For those who have iMac's, I believe you can actually install the Titan X (and 980 GTX's) as an eGPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erlingmm View Post
    Do you have a link or two to describing the calibration problems on the LG?
    In the past week I've read so many reviews and user comments that my head is spinning

    However, I do recall one user who was complaining bitterly about the inability to calibrate the LG. Will try to look for the site. It may just be anecdotal but gives you a bit of pause. Amazon has users waxing eloquent and complaining a lot, but then that's quite typical of everything on Amazon.

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    However, I do recall one user who was complaining bitterly about the inability to calibrate the LG. Will try to look for the site. It may just be anecdotal but gives you a bit of pause.
    Here is a review that mentions calibration woes ... amongst a few other small problems:

    http://4k.com/monitor/a-review-of-th...d-lit-monitor/

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    For CUDA supported apps, the Titan X will run circles around the D700's. In fact, AFAIK, most apps do not use both D700's, only one. I have GTX 980 in one of the cMP's and will install a Titan X in the other, as I believe there is nothing more powerful for CUDA supported Mac apps. The new GTX 980 Ti (6GB) is a great lower cost alternative to the Titan X. For those who have iMac's, I believe you can actually install the Titan X (and 980 GTX's) as an eGPU.
    From what I understand, the D700 cards have better dual-gpu support than the D300 and D500 variants, although you still won't see the full performance of those things in anything outside of Final Cut. The bin-style Mac Pro is basically a Final Cut machine; it's also kind of outdated and overpriced. Whether you want something compact and powerful or big and powerful, desktop PCs are where it's at right now.

    The only people I could recommend a Titan X to are 3D graphics artists and animators, since their huge and high-resolution scenes need to fit entirely within RAM, so having 12GB could literally mean twice as much content. In terms of actual speed, the 980 Ti is often faster despite the fewer cores, since less power is wasted on the extra RAM chips and goes into higher clock speeds.

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    From what I understand, the D700 cards have better dual-gpu support than the D300 and D500 variants, although you still won't see the full performance of those things in anything outside of Final Cut. The bin-style Mac Pro is basically a Final Cut machine; it's also kind of outdated and overpriced. Whether you want something compact and powerful or big and powerful, desktop PCs are where it's at right now.

    The only people I could recommend a Titan X to are 3D graphics artists and animators, since their huge and high-resolution scenes need to fit entirely within RAM, so having 12GB could literally mean twice as much content. In terms of actual speed, the 980 Ti is often faster despite the fewer cores, since less power is wasted on the extra RAM chips and goes into higher clock speeds.
    There was a time when I used to build my own PC from scratch. Moved to the Mac about 8 yrs ago and have to live with that. Must say I've been much happier overall since then, but won't get into the PC vs Mac argument here.

    For me the Mac Pro serves a useful purpose and if it cannot drive two 5K monitors so be it. I am not a gamer and the only application where I need CUDA capable cards is DVDFab for blu-ray ripping, my system takes about 30 minutes for a full rip while the CUDA enabled systems taken 10-12 as per reports. However, this is hardly the mainstream use for me.

    I think I am going to wait a little longer, perhaps the field will get better by the end of the year or early 2016.

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    You just need display port 1.3 to be finalized...then one port per 5K should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor-Pikker View Post
    From what I understand, the D700 cards have better dual-gpu support than the D300 and D500 variants, although you still won't see the full performance of those things in anything outside of Final Cut. The bin-style Mac Pro is basically a Final Cut machine; it's also kind of outdated and overpriced. Whether you want something compact and powerful or big and powerful, desktop PCs are where it's at right now.

    The only people I could recommend a Titan X to are 3D graphics artists and animators, since their huge and high-resolution scenes need to fit entirely within RAM, so having 12GB could literally mean twice as much content. In terms of actual speed, the 980 Ti is often faster despite the fewer cores, since less power is wasted on the extra RAM chips and goes into higher clock speeds.
    I believe FCP is the only app that takes advantage of dual D700's, however, AFAIK SLI/crosslinking is not supported with the D700's. Not only is the nMP (trashcan) outdated and overpriced at the moment, upgrading the GPU is not possible without going the eGPU route. I do love the design though (along with how quiet it is). I was able to get two 12-core cMP's with change to spare for badass GPU's that will outgun dual D700's for less than the price of a 12-core nMP. My machines serve many purposes outside photo editing. The Titan X will go into the cMP that runs DaVinci Resolve.

    At the end of the day, I prefer working with OSX and tolerate Windows. Just a personal preference as I work on both all day, almost every day. Although I must add that Windows 10 has been giving me that warm fuzzy feeling, LOL. When I can no longer upgrade my cMP's to my satisfaction, I will go the desktop PC route if Apple hasn't given me a viable option with the nMP2.

    Back on topic (sorta), I found this to be a good resource for those deciding between AMD and nVidia for their GPU needs:

    http://create.pro/blog/open-cl-vs-cu...al-world-face/

    At the bottom of the article, there is a list of apps that support CUDA/OpenCL. I hope this serves as a good reference for those deciding which way to go.

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    I believe FCP is the only app that takes advantage of dual D700's, however
    Capture One Pro 8 does take full advantage of the Dual D700 configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougpeterson View Post
    Capture One Pro 8 does take full advantage of the Dual D700 configuration.
    Good to know. Thanks, Doug. Doesn't C1 also take advantage of multiple CPU cores as well? IIRC, PS/LR do not very well.

    I'd be curious to see a C1 comparison of cMP with TitanX/980Ti vs. nMP with dual D700.
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    I like OS X as much as anyone else on here, but my hardware is getting long in the tooth and there isn't anything that strikes my fancy out of the new macs. I'd be willing to going back to Windows if it meant getting 50% faster hardware for 50% less money. If there wasn't such a glaring hardware disparity, I wouldn't bring this up, as when I originally bought my mid-2010 iMac it was actually fairly comparable to PCs of the time in performance.

    December is when I'm sure Apple is going to announce the next crop of Mac Pros, but is it really worth waiting for? It'll just be un-upgradable again, with needless use of Xeon CPUs and ECC RAM jacking up the price, and will be limited by thermal and TDP constraints from being stuffed into such a tiny enclosure. I bet they'll use the new Samsung XP951 SSDs and have a slide about how the storage is 2x faster than the old one, even though it's something you can already buy today.

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    Consider Vizio 43" 4K TV for $500 at Costco for photo editing

    [QUOTE=Ed Hurst;635824]Hello all,

    The time has come for me to get a new monitor - which I have not done for years. I am keen to get something really good that will last me a long time, though am hoping that it will fall in the 'expensive but not quite ridiculous' category.

    My criteria are:
    Size (27 inches or more)
    Resolution (ppi) much as possible of course- I believe 109 or more is available?


    Hi,

    Someone recommended a Dell 27" 4K IPS monitor for $500, and I thought about it. But 27" is too small for 4K,: the menus in Lightroom would be too small to read. Yesterday I noticed Costco was selling a Vizio 4K 43" TV for $500. 43" is just large enough to see details on a desktop at 4K resolution, providing you are within 18" or so from the screen. So I picked it up.

    I thought I would need a GEforce GT960 or higher video card for this, but I checked and my old video card supported UHD output on HDMI with custom settings, so I just used that. I had to dial in a custom resolution of 3840x2160 and it worked. You may want to select a lower refresh rate for this in case your cable or card are not good at 60Hz UHD frequencies. I selected 30Hz on the card.

    Lightroom looks great on this monitor, the Develop menu bar now fits on the right side of the screen and no scrolling required. The image is close to the final print size (I generally print at 20X30). This is a real upgrade to my old monitor and a real time saver when processing in Lightroon or photoshop. Far less scrolling around in menus and the picture.

    Now you ask about color since this is not IPS. The monitor has several color modes including a Calibrated mode which looks fine. Of course fine adjustments can be made at the video card for color if you want to get into color calibration. But for my purposes I doubt if it will be necessary-- we'll see.

    Anyway, my advice is to consider using a really big TV 4K monitor when working with 42 mp files from the A7rII. The cost is no higher than the tiny 27" monitors that others are recommending.

    I suppose this will also be good for 4K video editing, but haven't tried it yet.

    ==Doug

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    apps do not use both D700's, only one.
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    My understanding was the second card in the Mac was used to mainly to enable parallel GPU acceleration at the OS level
    I believe that is true for OpenCL-supported apps (IIRC OpenGL uses only the first card -- crossfire required to use second). As OpenCL becomes more prevalent (relatively slow so far IMO) this will change. No CUDA acceleration on the AMD D700's, so neither card in this case. Metal API (and subsequent software support) on El Capitan may be somewhat of a game changer. Let's hope it is.
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    this is what i got, two lg 31 inch 4k ips monitors with adobe rgb coverage

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s00

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    Quote Originally Posted by msadat View Post
    this is what i got, two lg 31 inch 4k ips monitors with adobe rgb coverage

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s00
    How are they working out for you? Any problems with flicker or calibration or uneven illumination? How's the text in non-photo apps? The price is great, I paid $2000 each for my NEC panels many years ago.

    Thanks.

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    just got these. let me use them for a while and will report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    How are they working out for you? Any problems with flicker or calibration or uneven illumination? How's the text in non-photo apps? The price is great, I paid $2000 each for my NEC panels many years ago.

    Thanks.
    Looking this display up online shows some pretty polarizing reviews, it seems that it doesn't work well with many Macs due to the resolution, and also the panel itself has issues, like randomly switching color spaces and various other malfunctions. For a price of $1,400 this display seems to have lofty goals in mind, considering high-end 1440p displays cost about the same, so I'm thinking corners had to be cut somewhere... specifically in the QC department.

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    just got these. let me use them for a while and will report back
    Here's to hoping you won't have to play the RMA roulette.

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    no mac here, windows 10 16 core marchine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Revisiting this old thread......

    So, Ed, which one did you end up buying?

    I am now looking for a replacement to my NECs as they are losing the calibration every few days and are not identical any more, have to calibrate repeatedly and even then one is slightly different - either cooler or warmer than the other. Don't know which is the right one either since my printer does not match up 100% with either of them.

    The 4K Eizo is now available, but is prohibitive in price. I wonder if it is necessary to go for the 'automatic calibration' model. I am reluctant to buy NEC again as they require their own calibration devices and software.

    However, it seems pointless not to go for 4K since that looks like the way forward.

    Hmmmm...... dilemma indeed. Anybody has experience with the LG/Viewsonic/Dell/Sharp models?
    Sorry for the slow reply - not been online much recently. I actually have not invested in a new monitor yet - so the updated info. here is going to prove very useful when I finally do (which will be soon!).

    All the best - and thanks again everyone for the super insights.

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    reporting back on my usage of the lg, so far so good, i am using the monitors on windows 10. profiling software provided by lg is not yet win 10 ready. i will wait for a little while before getting datacolor sypyder again to calibrate the monitor. for now i set everything as adobe rgb so so far so good

    Quote Originally Posted by msadat View Post
    this is what i got, two lg 31 inch 4k ips monitors with adobe rgb coverage

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s00

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