With AMD releasing the new 1920X and 1950X Threadripper CPUs today, I couldn’t resist diving in and looking at building with these monster CPUs. So, settle in as we take a look at what sort of PC we can build with these 12 and 16-core beasts.
(Note: If you want to skip to our recommended 4K monitors below, scroll down to “Our favorite 4K monitors.”)
For desktop PC users, 1080p (1920×1080) monitors are ubiquitous today, but that was not always the case. A little more than ten years ago, they were just starting to hit the market. Monitors with an aspect ratio of 16:10 (for instance, 1920×1200) first started appearing back in 2004, with 16:9 (1080p) monitors coming a year or two after.
In the logicalincrements guide, if you were to hover over the name of any tier, you will get a small description, along with a sample performance in some popular games.
It seems that we are entering a new phase for PC screen resolution, a phase that is several years late. Let us take a look at the latest developments.
Dell has very recently announced that it will be offering a new 24″ screen with a 4K resolution (3840×2160). The shocker? It will be priced at $1400. But that is not all: Dell also announced that in “early 2014”, it will sell a 28″ 4K screen for $1000. If you are not into screens, then you might be thinking that $1400 and $1000 are insanely high prices for a PC screen. Let us put these prices in perspective: Up till last year, if you wanted 4K, you either got a 4K TV ($5000-$6000), or you get a proper PC screen in the form of a $30,000 Eizo.