Monday, November 10th 2008

23-inch SP2309 LCD Monitor with 2048x1152 High Resolution Pops up on Dell's Website

I doubt someone expected this to happen so quickly, but Samsung's recently covered 23-inch 2342BWX high-resolution LCD display won't be the only one on the market for long, because Dell is also getting ready to ship the brand new SP2309 soon. Just like the Samsung, Dell's upcoming LCD will boast the remarkable 2048x1152 QWXGA resolution on a 23-inch 16:9 viewable display size. The remaining specs include dynamic contrast ratio of 1000:1, 300 cd/m² brightness, 98% color gamut, 2ms response time, 2-megapixel camera with microphone and VGA/DVI and HDMI inputs. The Dell SP2309 should start selling later this month. It's price is estimated at around $419.99.
Source: Dell
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10 Comments on 23-inch SP2309 LCD Monitor with 2048x1152 High Resolution Pops up on Dell's Website

#1
lemonadesoda
The stats look very different to the other model http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=75610 given that it's the same panel. Strange.

Anyway, interesting monitors.

Would every GPU card be able to drive this *optimally* or does the odd screen size mean that a custom resolution wouldnt perform so well due to memory mapping issues?

It also has slightly more pixels than 1920x1200. Would some GPU cards have a difficulty reaching that resolution? esp. onboard GPU or budget cards?

I wonder what the minimum spec of GPU is for this device.
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#2
Mussels
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'odd screen size' - eh? its 16:9 aspect ratio, thats all that matters.

its higher res than 1080p. that means, performance will be lower than 1080p. I am quite sure, that single cards will have a bit of trouble there.

minimum GPU: Geforce 5200 with DVI. oh you meant for GAMES... well, my intel onboard should handle it for solitaire...

sorry, just in one of those moods where you want to poke fun.
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#3
lemonadesoda
:roll:

5200 is single link DVI and therefore has a max resolution of 1600x1200 and cannot drive this monitor. The SP2309 requires DUAL LINK.

:roll:
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
by: lemonadesoda
:roll:

5200 is single link DVI and therefore has a max resolution of 1600x1200 and cannot drive this monitor. The SP2309 requires DUAL LINK.

:roll:
damn. i knew my GF3 Ti 200 had single DVI, so i thought i was playing it safe skipping two generations.
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#5
kylew
by: lemonadesoda
:roll:

5200 is single link DVI and therefore has a max resolution of 1600x1200 and cannot drive this monitor. The SP2309 requires DUAL LINK.

:roll:
Single link's res is higher than that. A single link connection is good enough for 1920x1200@60hz, or 2.75MP at 60hz.

You'd be fine running one of these displays on a single link connection, the screen's pixels add up to just under 2.4MP. :)
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#6
newconroer
;yawn;

Another monitor without true RGB LED lighting.

I doubt it has even 98% color spectrum. White LED monitors are 88-95%, then again, maybe they did squeeze out another 3%.

Why bother..
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#7
lemonadesoda
by: kylew
Single link's res is higher than that. A single link connection is good enough for 1920x1200@60hz, or 2.75MP at 60hz.

You'd be fine running one of these displays on a single link connection, the screen's pixels add up to just under 2.4MP. :)
1./ From 5200 tech specs, 1600x1200 is their MAX on DVI. Never mind DVI is capable of more in theory, on that card, it wont go.

2./ Tech specs of SP2309 is DVI-D input. That's a dual link requirement, from my understanding. I believe VGA can get to the 2048x1152, but a single link DVI wont on this monitor.
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#8
TheLostSwede
by: newconroer
;yawn;

Another monitor without true RGB LED lighting.

I doubt it has even 98% color spectrum. White LED monitors are 88-95%, then again, maybe they did squeeze out another 3%.

Why bother..
Because it's cheap and it's great for anyone that works with a lot of web content?
Sure, it's not colour accurate, but all of us don't need that.

DVI-D is not dual link, the D is for Digital as odd as it might seem, with DVI-I being for Integrated which allows for analog and digital signals in the same cable. There was a DVI-A or Analog standard, but it never really made it any further than to a spec, as D-sub was just as good.

It's easy to spot the difference between a dual link and a single link cable, but this might not help you in the case of your graphics card supporting a certain resolution.



If you've got all the pins, then it's dual link, if it's got a gap in the middle, then it's not.
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#9
lemonadesoda
Thanks for cleaning up the DVI-D definition
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
looks like it will be a great lcd min to run it will be what a 6600?
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