Confused About HiDPI and Retina Display?

Confused About HiDPI and Retina Display?

TONYLABS 12 Aug, 2015
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Current 4K Display Support
Connection InterfaceBandwidth4K 30Hz display4K 60Hz display
DisplayPort 1.221.6 GbpsYesYes
DisplayPort 1.1/1.1a10.8 GbpsYesNo
HDMI 1.4/1.4a10.2 GbpsYesNo
DVI Dual Link7.4 GbpsYesNo

  

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Status of HiDPI Support by PC OS
OSHiDPI SupportDisplay Density Setting by Display
Windows 8.1 Modern UIYesNo
Windows 8.1 Desktop UIYesYes
Windows 8 Modern UIYesNo
Windows 8 Desktop UIYesNo
Windows 7 Desktop UIYesNo
Windows Vista Desktop UILimitedNo
OS X Yosemite (10.10)YesYes
OS X Mavericks (10.9.3 or later)YesYes
OS X Mavericks (10.9.2 or earlier)Limited (Built-in display only)Limited

Graphics Card

Status of GPU Support for FlexScan EV3237 4K Display
ManufacturerProductDisplayPort (3840x2160 pixels/60Hz)
AMDRadeon HD 7700 or laterYes
Radeon R7 or laterYes
Fire Pro W series or laterYes
NVIDIAGeForce GTX 650 or laterYes
Quadro K series or laterYes
IntelHD Graphics 4200 or laterYes
AppleMac Pro (Late 2013, OS X 10.9.3 or later, FirePro D300)Yes

HiRes

High Resolution/High Pixel Density Displays
External Displays for PCs
Screen sizeResolutionAspect ratioPixel densityPixel pitch
23" wide (reference)1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 96 ppiApprox. 0.27 mm
23.8" wide (UHD 4K)3840 × 2160 pixels16:9Approx. 185 ppiApprox. 0.14 mm
25" ultra wide2560 × 1080 pixels21:9Approx. 111 ppiApprox. 0.23 mm
26.5" square1920 x 1920 pixels1:1Approx. 102 ppiApprox. 0.25 mm
27" wide2560 × 1440 pixels16:9Approx. 109 ppiApprox. 0.23 mm
28" wide (UHD 4K)3840 × 2160 pixels16:9Approx. 157 ppiApprox. 0.16 mm
29" ultra wide2560 × 1080 pixels21:9Approx. 96 ppiApprox. 0.26 mm
30" wide2560 × 1600 pixels16:10Approx. 101 ppiApprox. 0.25 mm
31.1" wide (DCI 4K)4096 × 2160 pixelsApprox. 17:9Approx. 149 ppiApprox. 0.17 mm
31.5" wide (UHD 4K)3840 × 2160 pixels16:9Approx. 140 ppiApprox. 0.18 mm
32" wide (UHD 4K)3840 × 2160 pixels16:9Approx. 138 ppiApprox. 0.18 mm
34" ultra wide3440 × 1440 pixels21:9Approx. 110 ppiApprox. 0.23 mm
40" wide (UHD 4K)3840 × 2160 pixels16:9Approx. 110 ppiApprox. 0.23 mm
Built-in Displays for PCs
Screen sizeResolutionAspect ratioPixel densityPixel pitch
11.6" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 190 ppiApprox. 0.13 mm
13.3" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 227 ppiApprox. 0.11 mm
12" wide2160 × 1440 pixels3:2Approx. 216 ppiApprox. 0.12 mm
13.3" wide2560 × 1440 pixels16:9Approx. 221 ppiApprox. 0.12 mm
13.3" wide2560 × 1600 pixels16:10Approx. 227 ppiApprox. 0.11 mm
14" wide3200 × 1800 pixels16:9Approx. 256 ppiApprox. 0.1 mm
15.4" wide2880 × 1880 pixels16:10Approx. 223 ppiApprox. 0.12 mm
15.6" wide (UHD 4K)3840 × 2160 pixels16:9Approx. 282 ppiApprox. 0.09 mm
Tablet
Screen sizeResolutionAspect ratioPixel densityPixel pitch
7" wide1920 × 1200 pixels16:10Approx. 323 ppiApprox. 0.079 mm
7.9" square2048 × 1536 pixels4:3Approx. 324 ppiApprox. 0.078 mm
8" wide1920 × 1200 pixels16:10Approx. 283 ppiApprox. 0.09 mm
8.9" square2048 × 1536 pixels4:3Approx. 288 ppiApprox. 0.088 mm
8.9" wide2560 × 1600 pixels16:10Approx. 339 ppiApprox. 0.075 mm
9.7" wide2048 × 1536 pixels4:3Approx. 264 ppiApprox. 0.096 mm
10.1" wide1920 × 1200 pixels16:10Approx. 224 ppiApprox. 0.113 mm
10.5" wide2560 × 1600 pixels16:10Approx. 288 ppiApprox. 0.088 mm
Smartphones
Screen sizeResolutionAspect ratioPixel densityPixel pitch
4" wide1136 × 640 pixelsApprox. 16:9Approx. 326 ppiApprox. 0.078 mm
4.3" wide1280 × 720 pixels16:9Approx. 342 ppiApprox. 0.074 mm
4.6" wide1280 × 720 pixels16:9Approx. 319 ppiApprox. 0.08 mm
4.7" wide1334 × 750 pixelsApprox. 16:9Approx. 326 ppiApprox. 0.078 mm
4.95" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 445 ppiApprox. 0.057 mm
5" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 441 ppiApprox. 0.058 mm
5.1" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 432 ppiApprox. 0.059 mm
5.2" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 424 ppiApprox. 0.06 mm
5.2" wide2560 × 1440 pixels16:9Approx. 565 ppiApprox. 0.045 mm
5.5" wide1920 × 1080 pixels16:9Approx. 401 ppiApprox. 0.063 mm
5.6" wide2560 × 1440 pixels16:9Approx. 525 ppiApprox. 0.048 mm
5.96" wide2560 × 1440 pixels16:9Approx. 493 ppiApprox. 0.052 mm

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    Dave Austin 1 day ago

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