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Simple Question: Intel GPU Spec Maximum Resolution/Maximum Display

AndyMac60
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In the Graphics specs for Intel CPUs (such as 11900K, 12900K etc.) there are a number of specifications listed including Max Resolution (by connection) and # of Displays Supported.

I have seen implied in some reviews/comments/replays of these specs that the maximum resolution is for all displays added up --- so a maximum 3 displays with a maximum resolution of 5120x3200 for DisplayPort connection (11900K) would mean that this could be ONE display at a maximum 5120x3200 or THREE identical displays at a maximum of 1700x1066 connected to the DisplayPort, or indeed any combination that added up to 5120x3200.

Q1. Is this implied situation correct, or are they stating this incorrectly and the 11900K GPU can support all three of such DisplayPort displays at 5120x3200 each?

Q2. And how does this maximum get affected by using daisy chaining of DisplayPort connections using DP MultiStream Transport?

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n_scott_pearson
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In the simplest of terms, the 11th gen processors' graphics engine can support,

  • Three simultaneous output streams.
  • A maximum of three simultaneous 4K@60Hz displays or two simultaneous 5K@60Hz displays.
  • The Multi-Stream Transport (MST) capability,
    • Enables up to three displays to be connected to a single DisplayPort output stream.
    • Displays can be connected via DisplayPort Daisy-Chaining or using a DisplayPort MST Hub.
    • These monitors share the bandwidth of the output stream.

To explain this bandwidth sharing, let's look at an example. Suppose that you have two 4K@60Hz displays. If you connect them to separate output streams, they will each be able to run at the full 60Hz. If you connect them both to a single output stream, however, they will each be able to run at only 30Hz.

Hope this explains it,

...S

 

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Alx24
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Most detailed information

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/processors/core/core-technical-resources.html


"12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family"

This link downloads .PDF file with detailed Graphics specifications

https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/655258


"11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family"

This link downloads .PDF file with detailed Graphics specifications

https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/634648


"11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family"

This link downloads .PDF file with detailed Graphics specifications

https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/631121


Intel Graphics specs pages are also in attached file: "Intel Core Graphics.zip"

 

Intel® Product Compatibility Tool

https://compatibleproducts.intel.com/


https://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails?prodSearch=True&searchTerm=NUC11PAHi5

https://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails?EPMID=205040

NUC11PAHi5

...

"Monitors" 5K - tested by Intel Corp.

LG 34-inch 5K IPS LED 34WK95U-W Intel Validated

...

 

https://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails?prodSearch=True&searchTerm=NUC11PAHi7

NUC11PAHi7

...

"Monitors" 5K - tested by Intel Corp.

LG 34-inch 5K IPS LED 34WK95U-W Intel Validated

...

 

Also

"Adapters and Dongles"

"Cables"

"Televisions"

"Thunderbolt™ and USB Type C Devices"

"USB Hubs"

 

I can assume that the listed devices are tested each time a new version of software is released.

Monitors with hard problems:

Tiled Dell display series started from UP2414Q ( ... UP2715K ... )

https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/Intel-UHD-Graphics-770-driver-and-Dell-UP2414Q-4K-monitor/m-..."

https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/Monitor-resolution-5120-x-1440-on-UHD-Graphics-620/td-p/1330...


This is recommended by Intel Corp. article

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000058069/intel-nuc.html

 

It is very important to note from the outset that the resolution depends, in addition to the graphics of the processor, on the speed of the memory modules used and the number of memory channels, which can affect the resolution parameters of such fully finished systems as laptops and tablets.

It's a modern fully perfect form of this
"Resolution support is subject to memory BW (bandwidth) availability."

The IGCC report in the "memory" section contains detailed information about the memory configuration and the memory modules themselves from the SPD.

Alx24.

 

AndyMac60
New Contributor I
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Thank you for this detailed response with some great links.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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In the simplest of terms, the 11th gen processors' graphics engine can support,

  • Three simultaneous output streams.
  • A maximum of three simultaneous 4K@60Hz displays or two simultaneous 5K@60Hz displays.
  • The Multi-Stream Transport (MST) capability,
    • Enables up to three displays to be connected to a single DisplayPort output stream.
    • Displays can be connected via DisplayPort Daisy-Chaining or using a DisplayPort MST Hub.
    • These monitors share the bandwidth of the output stream.

To explain this bandwidth sharing, let's look at an example. Suppose that you have two 4K@60Hz displays. If you connect them to separate output streams, they will each be able to run at the full 60Hz. If you connect them both to a single output stream, however, they will each be able to run at only 30Hz.

Hope this explains it,

...S

 

AndyMac60
New Contributor I
302 Views

Thanks for a really clear and concise summary

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