HDMI doesn't support 1440p
Current HDMI can support up to 4K rez (2160p), but only at 24Hz. The problem is that Monoprice monitor (and the other Koreans like the Catleap, Shimian etc), only support a dual-link DVI connection.
I think I may go ahead and order the 1440 monoprice monitor and use a HDMI to DVI-D adapter so that I can use my current card for the time being then upgrading to a stout enough card when there is a good deal. Thoughts?
HDMI to DVI connectors available are only compatible with DVI Single Link. This will limit the output to 1920x1200. Graphic cards use HDMI type A connectors, which are electrically compatible with single link DVI-D, not dual link DVI-D.
A Display Port to DVI adapter should work however.
my 5750 has been fine for me but does not have dvi-d which the lower price 1440 needs.
you sure about that? Which specific model 5750 do you have? And note, DVI-D isn't what you need, you need Dual-Link
The 5750 standard specs from AMD LINK
show "Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP" Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/DVI_Connector_Types.svg/277px-DVI_Connector_Types.svg.png
Disclaimer: I have one of those Monoprice 1440p monitors paired with a GTX460, but I don't do much gaming.
This post was edited on 3/20 at 12:51 pm