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This review is from: Seiki Pro SM40UNP 40.0-Inch 4K LED-Lit Monitor
Pros: -Update: Reliable. 4 months in and this thing still works great. See new SLI note below.
-Large. 40 inches guarantees that you'll get the most out of your 4K experience. Scaling at this size is no problem. Everything looks beautiful.
-60 Hz. Although it's not setup out of the box, you'll need to enable DP1.2 from the OSD. It's a PITA using the touch-bezel, but once it's setup you're ready for goodness.
-Connections. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, DVI-D and VGA cover all your video needs. If you don't like digital audio (I prefer analog), a PC audio passthrough port is available. A headphone out will cover your speaker or headphone needs. I assume you can play HDMI/DP audio through this headphone jack as well but I haven't tried it. Includes a USB 3.0 hub on the back of the monitor. Excellent if you have a webcam but a short cable.
-Price. It was on sale for $450. I had $50 left on a gift card I got from Groupon. So essentially I got this for $400. Score!
Cons: -SLI Compatibility. 4k on this doesn't play well with SLI. Refresh rate constantly dips to 30 Hz when starting and exiting games. Stick to a single GPU and you're golden.
-Setup. For some reason the display can handle 60 Hz on 2K/4K resolutions, but you have to set it up in the Nvidia/Windows Display control panel. The two settings clash with each other, constantly trying to override the other settings. It's a pain and reverts to 30 Hz every once in a while when playing video games but it's something you have to deal with on a beautiful screen like this.
-It's... too big. It barely fits on my desk. While gaming I need to sit a good distance away, but this is more a problem with my own setup than with the screen itself. Highly suggest getting a wall mount stand for it. That being said...
-VESA 100x100. Why? Just... why?? This monitor is essentially an HDTV without the input lag. There should be more mounting options beyond 100mm. Most VESA monitor mounts clamp onto the desk, so if your desk is wobbly, prepare to make it worse (the monitor itself wobbles a bit but it's not a big deal). So... I highly suggest a wall mountable (or sturdy floor mounted) stand.
Other Thoughts: 1) Don't forget to enable DP 1.2 in the OSD!
2) In Windows 10 with an Nvidia card installed, there are two places to set 60 Hz. The Nvidia settings window may be confusing. Make sure you scroll down the resolutions menu to select your 4K resolution to enable 60 Hz. Alternatively, go to the Windows Display Properties menu, choose the Monitor Display Adapter Properties and select 60 Hz from the dropdown box.
3) If all else fails, look up a guide for "Custom Resolution Utility" to force the 4K 60 Hz setting if the video card is not reading the EDID from the monitor correctly.
4) Don't expect to perform 4K gaming at 60 Hz on Ultra settings on most games. A Titan can barely push 40 FPS @ 4K on Metal Gear Solid V. I have two GTX 680 cards in SLI. I can run "Very High" settings on 1440P/2K and barely reach 40 FPS.
BUT IT STILL LOOKS PRETTY.
I heard about some longevity issues with this screen. If I have any problems I'll update this review as I see fit.
Pros: Excellently low-powered, quiet and a small package great for driving multiple displays. Works very well with RHEL 6.x. Used to drive displays for aircraft simulation software.
Cons: Very expensive for the application, but remember this drives four independent displays in a half-height size.
The real heartache came when editing the xorg.conf file. More notes below.
Other Thoughts: I've personally installed about 30 or so of these.
When editing your xorg.conf file for a hard-coded monitor configuration, note the following port outputs:
-DFP-0 is mini DP 2, digital
-DFP-1 is mini DP 1, digital
-DFP-2 is mini DP 4, digital
-DFP-3 is mini DP 3, digital
Easy, right? This is where it gets tricky and annoying, and in no way was it explained by Nvidia or PNY how to do this:
-DFP-4 is mini DP 2, analog
-DFP-5 is mini DP 1, analog
-DFP-6 is mini DP 4, analog
-DFP-7 is mini DP 3, analog
Yes, that's right. In order to use the analog outputs on the video card, you not only need matching mini DP to VGA converters but you also need to specify the port as either DFP-4 through DFP-7, NOT CRT-0 through CRT-3.
Good to know. Good luck using your video card!
Pros: After two months of heavy use (installed 5 games each about 20 GB or more) it's still going strong. Not the absolute fastest SSD out there but for my use it's great (if it can beat HDD speeds by a wide margin then yes, it's a win in my book). 960 GB of space equates to roughly $0.26 per GB, and guarantees longevity through wear leveling. Plus, I can install ALL my games without having to uninstall the larger ones (it's quite obnoxious).
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: Highly recommend this particular size over the smaller sizes. Besides the obvious size difference, this one has slightly better read/write numbers (also, iirc). Check out OCZ's site for more information.READ FULL REVIEW